This quilt was put together pretty quickly for a very special baby girl. I didn't have much notice (it's complicated) but I felt that she deserved something special. I did all of the quilting and even the binding entirely on my new sewing machine, partly to try it out and partly to get it done faster.
I bought the Ariel panel and backing fabric, oh, about 7 years ago and I was saving it, in a way, for this specific purpose. I think God probably smiled at that, since He knew all along that His plans are not always our plans.
That being said, I just felt that I needed to embroider Jeremiah 29:11 onto this quilt. It is absolutely fitting to the situation. I used purple thread and the letter embroidery feature on my machine, which was tricky with so many layers. I did a lot of seam ripping, but it was still faster than doing it by hand.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
The next quilt I am going to finish will be a top that I pieced before my 5yo was born! I am really clearing out the old stuff, right? If you are a quilter, what is the oldest fabric that you have been saving for something special?
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Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Lindsay and on this blog you will find sewing, crafts, decorating, recipes, tutorials, and a little look at our life in the country raising half a dozen children.