I am so excited about this quilt!
I absolutely love it!!!
To help me with quilting design inspiration, I hung the top in my front room window so I could stare at it for a few days :-)
It was so much fun to look at it :-)
For the backing I HAD to buy this Matroyska doll fabric. It's perfect!
I also decided to embroider the names of all of the Round Robin ladies in the centers of the friendship stars that Ella added.
My embroidery is not very good :(
But nobody is perfect :-)
I chose to use white because [my embroidery skills are so lacking and because] I like the subtly.
Each lady in the group is special to me.
I will always cherish this experience and all that I learned from it!
Can you read the names?
Don't feel bad if you can't.
I have a hard time too!
I am so sad that Maggie is far away and couldn't be here for the reveal. :(
So now for the exciting part! I layed the quilt on the floor, getting ready to baste when I decided that the slight ripple in the top could be ironed out.
I pressed with best press for an hour and when I laid it back on the floor it had a GIANT pucker! I mean HUGE!!!!
Due to this problem, I had to do some [major] surgery on the quilt. After a border removal and a giant tuck all of the way around the center, it behaved and laid down flat and square! I reattached the border that I had removed and basted the quilt :-)
Now those pesky quilting ancestors insist that I hand quilt this quilt!
I told them to shove it!
The quilting ancestors are still harassing me so I am going to add hand quilting too after a bit of fmq.
I can't wait to finish this next week :-). The hubbs and I are I are off to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary with a weekend getaway :-). I am so excited!!!