I have “finished” the top !!! Now to work on the back.
I dug through my stash and found SIX beautiful yards of sky blue flannel
with little “wisps” of white….kind of like clouds. So, that is perfect. Since it is 45 wide, I will have to piece it, but NO problem!
Got the flannel washed this afternoon and it laying back on the table in the sewing room. Tomorrow morning I think I will get out the ruler
and make those selveges disappear and piece the back.
I had the most FUN this afternoon playing with my embroidery machine. You know I made the initial block and the little airplane block for the
front of this quilt already. I had an e-mail discussion with Judy @ grandparentsplus2.wordpress.com about “importing designs” from the web to the
Brother Embroidery machine and how I was doing it. I promised her I would do a test this afternoon, to ensure my process was accurate as I had described it to her.
Well….without further ado….here are the results:
I made my FIRST ever quilt label. I used a scallop frame I downloaded from Brother; then added the little airplane that I downloaded from another site. I finished it up with
the words, fonts that were already in the machine. I used the smallest setting for the letters and the overall size is 4″ x 4″. I used a piece of fusing to mount my red fabric to the
medium weight stabalizer. The red fabric was already cut in a 6 ” square and my frame for the machine is about 5″ x 7 ” . I will fold the edges under and stitch this on the back of the
quilt I believe. Anyway; I am THRILLED that I made something useful with the embroidery machine I won! If I had not put the little airplane on it, I could have probably written about the
pattern and designer. Maybe I will make another…hmmm….meanwhile, time to make some dinner…the hubby is starving!
Notes: CREDITS go to Aurifi l Designer Block of the Month; March 2013: The Boxer Block by Jeni Baker @ In Color Order (note: For any questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Incolororder.com for more patterns and tutorials. Visit Auribuzz.wordpress.com for more block tutorials. © 2013 Jeni Baker, In Color Order LLC.