I’ve completed 2 more projects in 2014. I’m always amazed how quilting just adds life to a quilt top. I’ve long stitched the Amish Zippy Strippy quilt using black Perle cotton thread. For the first time ever, I’ve hand quilted with a wool batt and I loved it!
The batting I used was a Hobbs heirloom premium wool batt and I’m very pleased with the results. I washed the quilt after quilting to take the markings out. It shrunk and is very cuddly now but not puffy.
The back of the quilt is a journey back in time to the 1980’s or ’90’s. I used flannel from mom’s stash.
The other project I completed was a crib quilt that was in the basket of projects to be quilted. I purchased this panel 7 years ago. Actually I bought 2 panels and hand quilted the first one for the first grandson. This one is NOT hand quilted but quilted on my sewing machine, so much faster!
Today may be New Year’s Eve, but the Farmer and I will be sound asleep by 10pm, unless there is a cow calving! The milking still needs to be done early in the morning, holiday or not.
We wish you all a Happy New Year! We pray there may be peace on earth.