So fabrics in tow, I was off to make some magic happen. I’d never made a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt before, and since known for its effortless effectiveness, I thought it would be a good way to sail through this project with fabrics that didn’t quite leave me inspired.
Along the way, my mother-in-law loaned out her Pfaff sewing machine for me to complete this project and sneak in as many others as I can. For that, I am forever thankful! (:::bows humbly and graciously to Beverley for her patience, kindness, and generosity:::) I’m a bit sad that it will be returning to her house, but it has given me proof that I need to invest in a quality machine of my own.
I also learned more about machine binding, and took the opportunity on this quilt to try it out myself. I don’t think I’m a total Stan yet, but with some more practice, and with the right quilt, I can see the benefits. You might even see it on an upcoming quilt — hint hint!
The stellar quilting was completed with Aurifil 2835 Sage Green, by Jane Davidson (Quilt Jane) of Want it, Need it, Quilt!
I was uber-impressed with her artistry, communication, price, and speedy delivery. If you need a quilting service in Australia, I would highly recommend this divine creature! I’ve yet to label it, but I plan on doing that post-haste as soon as I get some labels ordered.
So I’m calling this epic quilt, Bartering for Flowers since my mother-in-law saw an opportunity to get what she wanted, and in exchange I got what I needed. As I present it to her tomorrow for her 72nd birthday (and early Christmas gift!) I know we will both cherish the contributions this quilt has given us. Regardless, it’s always a good idea to keep the mother-in-law happy, no matter the cost of flowers.
Some quick quilt facts:
Title: Bartering for Flowers
Size: 90″ x 104″
Quilt Design: Disappearing Nine Patch
Patch size: 5″
Quilting: Aurifil 2835 Sage Green,
Binding: Machine stitched front and back
Backing: Extra wide backing fabric, with DNP racing stripe
Label: To be added at a later date
Favourite Part: That it will make my MIL happy.