Friday, October 14, 2016
Chenille Baby Quilt
It only took three months to finish the quilting on this little baby quilt! But, it came off the machine today!
I purchased the top at an antique store in Pittsboro, NC, back in April. I put it on the machine in July, and tried quilting, but it hurt my ankle to stand on the concrete basement floor. Little did I know that I had a broken leg! I went to the my orthopedic foot specialist a week later, and found out I had a displaced oblique fracture of the fibula. I got an ankle brace...which I am still wearing, because the fracture has still not healed. Anyway...
I echoed around the chenille flowers, did spirals in the squares, and leafy vines in the borders between the chenille stripes.
The backing is a soft flannel in pastel stripes.
It is good to finish the quilting! After it is bound, it may offer it for my new grand-baby Layla to use until her garden quilt is finished.
My state of North Carolina has been through a bad time following Hurricane Matthew. We were at our mountain cabin when the storm hit, along with our son and his family from South Carolina. Their power was out for five days. When we returned home, our Raleigh house was fine. There are many places in North Carolina that are totally flooded. It is amazing what too much water can do. My heart goes out to all those who are in shelters, hoping that they will have a home left to return to.