|Outdoor pictures were taken in the herb garden at San Diego Botanic Garden
I started a project with scraps a while back that I intended to make into a quillow. I changed my mind somewhere in the process and decided to just turn it into a scrap quilt for my daughter’s bed.
I plan to machine quilt it, which will be good practice for me. My skills are seriously lacking in that area at this time. I hope that I can get several quilts done that way this year. I have another top that I really like but it has been waiting around, as I'm hesitant to try. I haven't got the hang of negotiating the bulk through the machine. I guess it’s all about practice. I’m hoping that if I keep working at it I’ll find my way and the quilting won’t detract from the quilts.
On this top I included scraps and orphan blocks that I’ve had hanging around forever. Some of them were embroidered, appliqued or carefully hand pieced. I think that complicates the quilting question. I don’t want to run over the work that I’ve done, so I’m not sure if I can get away with straight line or grid quilting. I’ll have to think about it carefully before I get started. Anyway, I’d like to finish this up in the next couple of weeks to get it on her bed, out of my sewing room and off my list.