|Circles form part of the topstitching|
Wendy writing….We’ve been thrilled to become Grandparents for the first time in 2011! We’re enjoying this rich experience as much as possible. Of course, being a grandmother means making my little granddaughter her own quilt. Susan was looking for an underwater theme for the bedroom, and now that Rachel is sleeping in her own crib, I thought I had better finish off this quilt.
Some of you have been watching the blocks take shape over the past year.
Rachel’s quilt has turned out really well. For topstitching, I stitched in the ditch for the vertical and horizontal seams, but it needed something else. Since the theme has to do with water, I decided to create a sense of ripples ringing out from a small pebble being dropped on the water’s surface.
|The circles reminded me of a pebble being dropped in a still pond|
I finally have the finished product. This isn’t a huge quilt – 16 – 6 1/2 inch blocks with sashings and a border.
As I continue to explore new skills on my machines, you will see in the next post, the quilt label for this special quilt.
So Rachel gets her first quilt from Grandma. I say first because I’m certain there will be others over the coming years!