Okay, okay. So I am a few days late. For some reason, I always seem to be rushing through the end of each quilting project, chasing a deadline that I have set for myself. This time, it was a Mother’s Day present for my mom. From the moment I saw the fabric, I knew that it was meant to be hers and would make the perfect little lap quilt.
I finished the top pretty quickly, but then it was time to baste and quilt. This has become my least favorite part of the quilting process. I always have a hard time deciding how to actually quilt it once I get the top done. So far, I have gotten pretty good at stippling, but I can’t get myself to branch out much from there. This project was especially frustrating, since my machine just didn’t want to cooperate. After I had finished about 2/3 of the quilting, the thread kept breaking every minute or so. I gave up and didn’t work on it for almost a week. Mysteriously, when I found a little time to finish it up, my machine worked just fine. I think maybe I just wore it out and it needed a break as much as I did! Even with all of this, I am pretty happy with how it turned out – I especially like the polka dot binding.
So, from now on, I vow to give myself more time so that I am not rushing at the end. It would be so nice to have time to finish at a leisurely pace and not feel so pressured. I hope you like your new quilt mom – and can put away the Halloween one until the fall!