Further to my quilting adventures last week, I completed the backing last night. That meant I could take the top, back and wadding down to Frankensteins Fabrics and have my very first go on the big free-form quilting machine. Wow … was that an experience and a half! Marni did the first row for me in a freehand stippling design, and then just left me to it. The peepers proved to be slightly problematic, and I got caught on them a few times until Marni figured out we should tack it down. Overall, though, it was quite easy to do, once you get the hang of how it moves, how far you can go with it, and lose the nerves about playing with such an enormous and expensive machine LOL.
This quilt will probably stay with me. Let’s face it … it’s red!