Thank goodness they weren't triplets!

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am eternally grateful that my niece limited herself to twins. As it was, I was afraid my two new grand nephews would receive these baby quilts as college graduation presents. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I have specified the exact thread that I used because the quilting is very muted (more than I expected). Since I am a beginner, I was afraid to be too flamboyant, but in retrospect, I am sorry that the quilting is not more evident. The combination of busy baby prints and blended color make the quilting difficult to see, and I worked very hard on this. 'C'est la vie!' Another little parenthetical note: I experimented with nearly all the methods Ann demonstrated for transferring my quilting designs. For me the most efficient was to trace the design to tissue paper, then stack as many layers as needed for each motif and to stitch through the design. I pinned the tissue templates carefully to the quilt, and quilting them was a piece of cake. The hard part was picking all the tissue paper out of the little angles and corners. In fact, I now see more little remnants on the photos that I couldn't see with my admittedly tired eyes. Ann did recommend another type of paper, which might be easier to remove, but is not available to me here in France. I just had to make do with 'carte de soie' (white tissue paper). Thank you, Ann! Your class was most helpful and very enjoyable.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric and batting
  • clear monopoly polyester thread top and bottom for in the ditch stabilizing
  • Isacord 40 for topstitching and Bottom Line 60 for bobbin thread.

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