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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Solid Baby Quilt Finished

Yesterday morning I had a moment of

I cleaned and oiled my sewing machine
and then prepared to quilt the
Solid Baby Quilt I had been working on this week.

My machine wouldn't work!
The needle wouldn't drop!
What was I going to do?
I wanted to deliver this baby quilt on Thursday
and now it wouldn't be finished.

I walked away for a while since it was too early to
take it to the repair shop.

Well....as I was packing the machine up
to take to the repair shop,
I saw that the bobbin casing had dropped out of place.
Could this be the problem???

The quilting commenced and
yesterday I quilted this adorable little quilt.

This is such a bright and happy baby quilt!


It is quilted it with simple grid stitching
in a medium gray thread.

I am a polka dot nut!
This fabric has been in my stash,
 waiting for the perfect quilt
and here it is!

If I don't put a label on this quilt,
it could be reversible.
Maybe I'll just write the label info in the circles?

Now for my second panic moment of the day!
I had thought I would stitch diagonal lines through the quilt,
especially in the 6" plain squares,
so I marked one block with the Frixion pen.
I decided to continue with the grid stitching
and not use the diagonal lines.
After quilting, I ironed the Frixion line
and look...

It's like the pen bleached the fabric!
The photo makes it stand out more than it actually does,
but there is still a faint line there.
Not good!!

I learned a valuable lesson here and will not use
these pens on solid fabric again.

Happy Quilting!



Podunk Pretties said...

It's an adorable quilt. Thanks for the warning about the frixion pen. Had the line been on the back you could have worked into the label.

Libby in TN said...

It came out great and the back is perfect!

Needled Mom said...

It looks great. I will have to remember that about making the solid fabrics. Yikes!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Great looking quilt and the backing is perfect for it! So glad your sewing machine problem turns out to be nothing serious. Thanks for the heads-up about the Frixion pen on solid.

Lara B. said...

Oh Ramona it turned out great! I love the slightly offset grid quilting and isn't it wonderful how well the gray looks across all the bright and happy colors? Love the polka dot backing too!
I learned the Frixion pen lesson the hard way too. It does that to all darker colors, even on prints. So i'll only use them now where they won't show up later.

canuckquilter said...

Aren't you glad you figured out the bobbin was the issue before you got to the shop? I'm glad all was sorted out so your could finish the quilt as intended. It's such a happy quilt. I'm sure it was well received!

straythreads said...

Great finish on the baby quilt love the polka dots on the back