I'm so excited to have a finished project again in time for Finish it up Friday. When my aunt asked me to make a quilt for my cousin I have to admit I freaked out a little bit. I was excited to do it and the opportunity came at a moment when I needed a good confidence boost but at the same time I was scared to death to think someone would actually be paying me to make a quilt. What if it isn't good enough, what if she sees something completely different than I do, what if, what if. That was what was going through my head. Then I sent her some pattern ideas and fabric ideas and she told me a little about what she liked. I asked more questions and my aunt just told me not to worry about it and to just go for it that I was the quilter and she trusted me. Talk about pressure. In the end I made this sweet little quilt and I really hope that both my aunt and my cousin will love it as much as I do.
I typically quilt my own baby quilts but this time I chose to have it quilted on the long arm. I had no idea how I was going to have it done but I was thinking some sweet flowers, after all it is a little girls quilt. When I went in to pick out the quilting pattern Ellen (my long arm quilter) had the perfect design. It is owls and flowers. How sweet! Here is a close up of one of the owls. It is a little hard to see them in the patchwork part of the quilt but she did a great job lining it up so there are three owls across the top boarder that appear to be peaking out of the patchwork.
|I think it's a little easier to see in this black and white photo|
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