A friend asked me if I could do some machine quilting for a Christmas gift for her daughter. How could I resist?
The quilt is a wonderful scrappy rail fence using purple, blue and teal scraps (hmmm... sounds just like my Starburst quilt colour palette!)
It's a fairly large quilt, so in order to finish it quickly, I quilted an easy wavy line following the general direction of the rails. Can you see the quilting lines on the lilac backing?
I used a new (to me) type of eucalyptus batting. Have you made a quilt with this kind of batting before? Promotional materials say this batting is needle punched (no fibre migration), chemical free with no glues or resins, and hypo-allergenic.
It really was lovely to machine quilt, and I am wondering how it will wash and hold up over the years.
My friend Jackie fixed my scissor fob that was accidentally cut while wrapping Christmas gifts last year. She also made a scissor holder that has PAPER embroidered on it, so the kids should be able to clearly identify which scissors are for cutting wrapping paper. And these lovely purple scissors which are only in the holder for the photo, and have the beaded fob with TAMS (acronym for "These Are My Scissors") will be hidden in my sewing room!