Last year, when Laurie contacted me and asked if Robert Kaufman fabrics sent some of her upcoming line, Brrr! to me, if I would make something from it and post about it, I said "absolutely" without hesitation.
I've loved this quilt since I started cutting it out and I was really hoping to keep it, but once I had it pieced together, I knew it would end up in my mom's arms. I don't really know that it's her style, but I do have an undeniable pull in my heart to send it to her for Mother's day.
So last Friday, I started quilting it with my Juki and I have to say, it was a rough start. It was skipping stitches all over the place and the fmq'ing foot was too low and was not allowing me to move the quilt freely. I changed the needle, I rethreaded, I rethreaded, I changed the needle, and after 3 hours and no improvement, I ended up taking my Juki back to the dealer for a look over.
After 30ish minutes there and a few adjustments and oil, things started working a bit better and I took her home.
To make a long story short, after a self imposed time out of camping on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I came home Sunday afternoon and finished quilting and binding paw paw in about 2 1/2 hours. And not a single skipped stitch.
Wha??? Ok, I must lay this out for you. It took 3 hours to quilt 1/4 of it on Friday and then 2 1/2 hours to finish quilting and bind on Sunday. You heard me right.
Now it's official, I LOVE MY JULIKA!!! (Yes Effie, I chose your suggested name for her! Email me your address and I'll get that pincushion in the mail to you as soon as I make it!)
(Brr! and Kona for the front, Delhi for the backing, and some J. Paganelli "dance with me" for the binding)
And now to get a label made for paw paw and get it mailed to my ma ma!
Happy week everybody!