|Lollypop flowers for Valentine's Day 2012|
So I've decided that I need a change of pace. It is cold and gray, perfect weather to sit and stitch by hand. I pulled out this lap/baby Charm Quilt that I finished piecing back in October 2010,
pieced a backing, pieced a batting (I used my Heat Press Batting Together tape for the first time, and it worked like a dream! Quick, easy, and I couldn't even tell where it was when I was hand quilting through it!), and plopped myself in front of the TV to quilt.
I wanted to do a big meander stitch, but I know myself too well - if I tried doing that on the front of the quilt, I'd be paying attention to seams and how much stitching was in one particular block - you know, overthinking it. So I turned the quilt over, and I am quilting it upside down. I purposefully chose this big polka dot so I could use those as a basic guide - my only rule is to only quilt in the white. So here's what I'm quilting
|Back of Charm Quilt|
|Front of Charm Quilt|