I have been trying to catch a little of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta over the last few days, but today I hope to watch most of it. I am not a golfer, but I enjoy watching that tournament because it looks so beautiful and sunny there, and I love to see the blooming zaleas and dogwoods, and the beautiful scenery. It makes me feel like summer is almost here!
And to continue with that theme, I looked around for something bright and sunny to work on during commercials. Look what I found?!?
I have had this baby quilt top in my closet for at least 10 years! Guess what was left to do?? I just had to sew on the 2 borders! I did the borders quickly, chastizing myself for procrastinating that ridiculously quick job for so long! The fabric is brushed cotton and is so soft and lovely to work with.
I had a spool of yellow Aurofil thread for the quilting, but only had bits and pieces of batting around. So I just butted the batting scraps, overlapping them slightly in some places, and pin basted it. I have used batting scraps before but painstakingly hand sewed them together with zigzag stitches. It's just a baby quilt that will be used and laundered frequently, so it doesn't have to be perfect. Do you think this will be a problem?
I am quilting it very simply, stitching with the walking foot 1/4" both sides of the seam lines. If the golf tournament is boring, I'll get a lot done on this old UFO!