I machine quilted and sewed the binding on my Fancy Forest quilt, by Elizabeth Hartman.
I was thinking about different ways I could machine quilt this little quilt for my 13th grandchild, baby Jacob.
I saw this wood design and really loved it!
I watched a few tutorials on how to create the free motion look, did some practice drawing with pen and paper, and was set to go.
I was nervous to start for fear I'd ruin the quilt, but luckily, I didn't ruin it :)
Here is a closeup of the quilting.
To tell you the truth, it wasn't that hard, but my neck got very stiff hunched over the sewing machine for hours.
It probably took about 5 hours of quilting, and a lot of thread!
I used a light gray Aurifil thread.
I backed the quilt with a really soft steel blue minky.
The nap makes the fabric look like it has different shades of color.
The minky fabric melts into the stitches, it has a great effect!
I really want to keep this quilt....but no, I made it for Jacob :)
I hope he falls in love with it and rubs the softness while he sucks his little thumb!