Somehow I have caught the bug. Thankfully it's not the kind that leaves me hacking, coughing and with a fever...
It did leave me with some almost finished projects. Tuesday I dropped off Wild Thing at the LAQ. With real sickness in her house, I rang the doorbell, dropped my tote and ran..
Then the UPS man came and brought me my Downy Quilt for Kids package. I first read about this on Pat's blog. Downy's Touch of Comfort links Downy, Quilts for Kids, Inc., and the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals with spokesperson Chandra Wilson (from Gray's Anatomy, one of my favorite shows) to bring comfort to kids. How better to comfort kids than with a snugly quilt. If you go to the website and click on the volunteer button Quilts for Kids will send you a complete quilt kit. It includes all fabric pre-cut and the backing. You just follow the easy pattern, add batting, machine quilt and send it back. They even send you a label to fill out for the back of the quilt.
Here is mine almost finished.... It is basted and ready to be quilted. Surprisingly I didn't have any thread that matched. And I will have to pick up some fabric for binding.
So now what? I found this sitting on my closet shelf. I'm not sure why it was all bundled up and put away. It only needed that white inner border sewn on and then the flying geese border was all ready to attach. I think I last worked on this last summer on retreat... I can't remember now why I didn't finish it? Maybe it was time to go home? Well, it's all ready to be quilted now. Problem? I don't have a clue how to quilt it. Any ideas? I really need ideas. I can straight line quilt, but I am a bit rusty on the stipple stuff and I know if I take the time to practice, this will land back on the shelf not to be seen again for a while. So can I straight line quilt it? How? Where? HELP!!
sorry for the crappy photo....it has rained all day
Now if you will excuse me, these baby chicks need some legs.....
PS... My baby quilt is featured over at Make Life Sweet