I've had a baby quilt in the works for a while now. It's a custom job I got through Angie's mom, Judy. The woman sent me pics of the nursery in her house for her granddaughter and asked if I could make a throw to go over her rocking chair. The room was all done in browns and pinks and the walls have hand painted murals with little bunnies.
I think I scoured every quilt shop in the area for just the right fabric. Just as I was leaving the last one, I popped on over to the fat quarter section and low and behold found IT! They had 4 fq's left and I snapped them up hoping it would be enough. From there it was easy to pick a couple of complimentary pieces and then the border fabrics just reached out and grabbed me.
I had the top finished in no time and then took it over to the shop to quilt it on the HQ16 ~ long arm quilting machine. Got it all done and as I was taking it off the frame I realized the tension was off ~ I mean really badly and I knew I was going to have to take the entire thing apart! That took a while and now I needed to come up with a plan B. I decided to try quilting it (well part of it) with the embroidery unit of my machine. I used a simple heart design in the middle of the blocks and it turned out really cute. Doncha love the little bunnies in there? The only pain in the butt was having to rehoop the quilt 24 times! The rest of it, I stitched in the ditch ~ got the hand sewing done on the binding last night and today I am putting it in the mail. Sure hope she likes it.