A dear friend became a grandpa for the second time….a little “sis” for her older brother……..and he asked if there was the possibility of a quilty something that could fly her way. Of course! (His first grandbaby…a boy…received this quilt several years ago) A quick trip to the McAllen (TX) quilt shop (A Block Away) yielded these cute fabrics: With the addition of the perfect red for “punch”, I have this to work with…… Some simple measuring, cutting and stitching, the result is this……….. The name is “Raelyn” and I fused all in prep for raw edge applique using ‘Turkey Red’ Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly. The quilt stitching will be done using that same thread……a basic E2E (Edge to Edge) stitching. A close-up of the name…………. The finished size will be 36”x 50”..the perfect baby size. Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 will be the batting and a solid cotton for the backing…since this is going to be more for the Spring/Summer.
Back to the machine. The temps are struggling to move out of the low 40s/upper 30s and, yes, we’re just above the Mexico border!!!!! Setting some records here—-not the pleasant kind! Hope your stitchings are progressing nicely. Till next time…….