My mom wanted a little lap quilt to keep her warm. So using the left-over fabric from her Chevron quilt
I made her back in 2014, I made this little flower quilt for her. It measures 33' x 51".
This is it BEFORE I washed it.
Soooo after psyching myself out by looking on Pinterest and others blogs for quilting ideas, I finally just jumped in and first started by FMQ on and around the flowers. I then added a little "anchor" flower in the center where four corners of the flowers met. I also stitched in the ditch the entire perimeter of the quilt top. Then a had a flower border pantograph that was the perfect accent!
I used this Soft &Comfy brown 100% polyester fabric for the backing.
I was a little dissatisfied when I saw how "wiggly" it ended up.
Here's a close-up of the quilting on the front...like my little stitched note to my mom? (smiles!)
See that wiggle...ugh! But wait!
Look at the difference once I washed this little quilt!
The borders are all straightened up. Wiggle gone. I've never used this kind of backing before, so I was careful not to pull it too tight on the frame and more than pleased to see how it tightened up after it was washed. I think the quilting was perfect...balanced and not too dense, which is what I wanted.
Just look at those flowers with their little ravel started!!
It makes me happy to know how much my mom will use this little quilt and inspires me to get back to sewing my queen size raw edged flower quilt I have started! Sometimes a little project in-between the big projects is kinda rejuvenating isn't it?! As always, thanks for stopping by and visiting.
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