Hole in the Barn Door Quilt May 14, 2013 – Posted in: a lovely year of finishes, quilts, sewing
And then, because I am
lazy uncomfortably pregnant, I walked a few feet outside to our garden, which is planted for grazing this year to give it a rest, flopped it on top of the spelt, and snapped a few pictures as the sun was going down.
Instead of hand quilting this one, I decided to try out the new sewing machine and machine quilted this one in a simple grid pattern. I was hesitant, because it really was difficult to climb around on my hands and knees on the kitchen floor to baste this one. It was even harder to keep Grace from running back and forth on top of the quilt while I did that and I used a thicker batting because it was what I had on hand. So, I wasn’t confident that my basting was smooth enough, but that walking foot is amazing! No puckers on the back. YAY!
I bought the backing fabric a loooooong time ago and designed the rest of the quilt around this fabric. It has cute little farmer boys on Farmall tractors and says “What Happens on My Tractor Stays on My Tractor.” The stripes didn’t line up perfectly on the back, but it isn’t horrible considering a toddler was running around on it as I basted.
And another great big WOOHOO because I can link up with Fiber of All Sorts’ A Lovely Year of Finishes for a chance to win prizes for my May finish!!!