The LOVE U baby quilt is also a finish - yea! I did some free motion quilting on it so I got a little more practice at that. I can see some improvement so I know that eventually I'll be able to do more than just meander around trying not to cross my stitching. The whole time I'm quilting I'm muttering under my breath, "Breathe, Relax, Do small areas at a time, Breathe, Relax..." I'm sure I look like a mad woman hunched over my machine with gloves on my hands when it's 112° outside, mumbling some sort of mantra, pushing fabric around and around. :)
Observation: Have you ever noticed that when you are completely finished with a quilt, I mean done...ready to put the label on...you see something that's "not right"? I always look and look before I start quilting to be sure one block isn't turned upside down and other weird stuff like that. But as I look at this picture I'm wondering what it is that I've missed, because I always miss something. And then I see it. It's you. No, not you. U. U is crooked! Not much, not even noticeable to anyone else, but it definitely slants a little. I just love that. No, I'm not crazy. I just think every quilt needs a little character and there it is - character in the U! That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :)
I didn't make this but I thought you'd enjoy seeing it. Some of you may have never seen anything like this before because it's a dying art. This cross was tatted by the wife of one of our volunteers. She sent about 30 of them for him to give away! Just look at the even stitches, the delicacy of the pattern. One of my grandmothers tatted and my mother knew how but didn't really do it. Isn't it beautiful?