Bit of a panic on this week, my friend has very inconsiderately given birth to a baby, and she only gave me eight months notice, so obviously her baby quilt is not quite ready not even made, in fact! So, panic stations, found a quick, simple quilt in a magazine I actually did have a titchy version of a layercake in nice baby patterns and a matching roly thing of strips in same fabrics not a big jelly roll,a baby one put away for this very day.
,Anyway I have quickly pieced it and pinned and tacked it to its wadding and decided to MACHINE QUILT it. well dear reader, you have probably realised by now that I am practically phobic about machine quilting, but its got to be done,Neither I nor the baby have time for me to hand stitch.
I got out the instruction book and tried to remember what Ferret had told me, and my goodness! it wasn't as awful an experience as I expected really, somehow I came through it and survived ,and its not too awful, good enough, I hesitate to say this---but I may have enjoyed it, may even break out the juki and frame and have a play on that ,one of these days
I quilted in the ditch first and then did a sort of wibbly wobbly pattern down each strip-- seems to work, its been washed, dried,and its all soft and lovely now and tomorrow it will be off to cuddle a baby!