|Hand quilted circles were marked with plastic bowl lids of various sizes.|
The baby quilt below was for my niece's second daughter. By the time I finished it, I was so in love with it that I kept it. Of course I made another one for her.
I learned a great deal while quilting this. First, there are no real quilt police, so just jump in and try fun shapes and crosshatches. Second, I like a fine little pencil line to mark my quilting patterns. Fons and Porter has a great mechanical pencil that is erasable and quite handy. Third, if you poke yourself and bleed on the fabric, and you will, spit on it. The blood will come out better that way. And finally, the smaller the needle, the smaller the stitches.
|Sweet little nine patch variation.|
|Modern pink print for backing.|