The panel in the middle was a clearance pre-quilted panel with backing that was crooked and half the stitching was missing. The price was $1.00 and I thought at that price, something could be done with it. I took everything apart and started over by adding 9 patch blocks of yellow and pink polka dot fabric. I chose to use bright colors because Kristy loves them.
|Precious Moments Quilt Panel Pieces|
I cut the back of panel into strips and pieced the strips into a border with some pieced diamonds from the polka dot fabrics. The math to the design really challenged me and I found it quite rewarding when it all went together.
I found out the hard way that certain marking pencils aren't right for quilting with white thread. In fact, the reason this quilt was a UFO for so long was all the crazy things that went wrong with it every time I picked it up. Putting Kristy's name on the quilt wasn't planned, but all the stained thread had to be covered somehow. Mistakes sometime make great rewards. I love the quilt even more with her name on it.
I practiced a lot of free motion techniques on the quilt and learned a lot. Outlining the boy and girl was a lot of fun and good practice. Thank you Leah Day for so much free motion inspiration!
The binding is more of the pink dot fabric. The finished size is 68" x 76".
Now this UFO is in my friend Kristy's house keeping her nice and warm. It may have been a complete disaster at times but it finished beautifully.
Merry Christmas Kristy!
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