Quilting To The Moon and Back
We have had this panel layered and pinned on our island for a few days. I read a suggestion by Pat Sloan that you should try practicing free motion quilting on panels. Ideally five, and then finish off the panels and give them away. I do plan on doing that in the near future, but thought I might start with this cutie. It’s called Love You to the Moon and Back.
I was looking for some inspiration on how to quilt it. We had picked this panel up for Baby J once it was confirmed that ‘we’ were pregnant. This is going to be for Grandma Janice (or Grandma Sissy in our mind). She actually gave her approval earlier this week, and suggested quilting around all the big shapes:
Moon Stars and Elephant
When Sissy suggested that, it did click in my head. Yeeeeeesssssss. I could quilt around the big shapes like the elephant, the moon and the stars. Even the sheep could be outlined:
Perhaps I could try some circular free motion quilting inside the sheep outline? Those little circles are almost begging to be outlined or something . . . don’t you think?
I’ll keep you posted how this little project turns out. It hasn’t even made it on the weekly to-do list yet because I just wasn’t feeling it as far as quilting. Now that I have been mulling it over for a few days, I’m anxious to get at it! One last shot – here is the pretty Guttermann thread I think I’m going to use for outlining:
So, I would LOVE to hear your suggestions and thoughts on this. Half of me wants to just go for it – jump into free motion quilting and not look back. But the other half says this is for the baby – you want it to be more perfect than not – you’ll see it for a long time, so do you really want to be reminded of all the mistakes?! I see I forgot to take a picture of the backing fabric . . . so I will really HAVE to give you an update so you can see how cute it is!