My friend Patricia, called to ask me over to look through her fabric collection because she is purging in preparation for a move. I found a whole bunch of baby quilts and brought them home. This is one of two of them.
I went back to the store and picked up a piece of fabric I had in my hands the day before and then came home straightened it up and threw the quilt on the frame. Thanks to Cheryl and Nick at Sewetc
I used the pantograph Alphabet Soup and the first row stitched out very badly. I had threaded it wrong and due to the fact that my friend Leisa had suggested this a while ago, I got it going again and finished up the quilt. (I won't tell you what I did, just that I did it!)
I'm going to pass along this tip for bindings that I learned years ago from my boss, Susan. I always do this but I now do it after I have the whole binding sewn down so I don't have to keep switching the stitches while I work. Just avoid the corners!! Zig-zag the edges. You will be amazed at how much easier it is to turn that binding if you do. All the layers are held together for you. What a difference on your fingers.
Indeed, sometimes it takes a village to just make one tiny little baby quilt.
and let's not forget those that have taught me and bailed me out a time or two with my machine. Anne has been my "go-to" since day one when I purchased the machine. She gave me my first lessons and then came over to this house and we did it again.