Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The embroidery is on this baby gift quilt, with space on the bottom for name and birth date. Of course I didn't want the whole verse, so it says "You Are My Sunshine, You Make Me Happy, How Much I Love You." I mentioned before that the pattern is a disappearing nine patch.
Got to say that I love, love the design positioning on my Viking Diamond. It makes placement so much easier, since each line took two hoopings. I used a wash-away stabilizer, trimmed it closely, and gave the quilt a wash. It turned out softly crinkly, which I like.
Maybe, in a perfect world, I would have done the embroidery before the quilting so it wouldn't show on the back. I thought about that, then decided that I'd rather have the embroidery on top of the quilting so the quilting would be consistent. I used the same gray thread on the bottom that I used on the top and the back looks neat, it's just that the lettering is reversed.
Deep breath, and on to the next baby quilt.