In a truly shocking turn of events, my eldest turned 40 last week. It's official. She's now older than me. In my head.
To celebrate her birthday, I decided to make her a quilt with all new fabric. Such extravagance but she deserves it. She has 4 children, a husband and a dog. And she lives close by. I'm so lucky.
|bias binding for the edge|
|Just a little sashiko|
Making large quilts is always a challenge for me. I finish the top, and I'm finished but the quilt is not. I could hire out the quilting but I'm too stubborn to do that. This is only 50x60, so sort of at the high end of a large quilt for me.
|Backing secured to the table|
|Batting in place over backing - low loft cotton - so soft|
I quilted it with mostly vertical lines. I enjoy quilting with a walking foot. I've never worked hard enough to master free-motion quilting. Plus I love regular geometric shapes. The quilting rows range from 1" to 2" apart.
I added a handful of diagonal quilting lines and the quilting was done.
After I attached the binding and a label, I washed and dried it. A wrinkled quilt is soothing to me.
It was a sweet process and I so enjoyed giving it to her. I don't know when or if I'll make another quilt. So many other satisfying projects call to me.