I feel as though I have been quilting my Mum’s quilt (original post HERE) for forever…
I’ve been doing straight lines (in groups of 3 every 3 inches on the diagonal of this 70″x70″ quilt)
for a couple of hours a day, every day this week, and I am only now finishing up the first direction.
I came across this lovely quilt at Little Island Quilting HERE and thought my quilt would look beautiful quilted like hers.
I thought to myself, “Self, how hard can it be to sew straight lines?”
(I even followed her lead by not drawing lines or using tape, ha ha, the joke is on me!)
Well here’s my answer…
its pretty darn hard when you have 70 inches of quilt pulling in every which way
and trying to fit under the arm of my sewing machine!
By the end of this quilt, I should think I will be an expert in straight line quilting, ha ha.
I am seriously hoping to finish the other diagonal next week,
so that I’ll have time to get the binding on it before Thanksgiving.
My Mum is making that super long flight from the West Coast to the East Coast
and I sincerely hope she will have a new quilt to drag back home with her!
This is the first quilt I’ve ever made for her and I know she will love it (wonky lines and all!) because she’s good like that.