Tuesday, June 16, 2009
A Finished Project!
This was supposed to be my mother-in-law's Christmas Present. I thought, well, I'll get it done by her birthday in March. I finished it last weekend and finally gave it to her so she could hang it on her front door. I forgot to take a picture before I gave it to her, so this is the only one, and the lighting is bad.
I could go on for paragraphs on all the mistakes and imperfections in this project. But I will not. I will just say that they are very pretty and I drew the flying bird myself.
Also, when quilting something by machine, always alternate the direction you are sewing, sew one line from right-to-left, sew the next from left-to-right, etc. If you sew all the rows in the same direction, you can actually shrink your quilt (Which is what happened to the hanging on the far right. It is a whole half-inch shorter than the other two, so it looks funny hanging in the middle, though that is where I planned for it to hang. It looks even shorter than it is in this picture because the rod it is hanging on is temporarily higher than the other rods.) Doh! I'm going on about the mistakes aren't I?
The recievers seem to love my gift, despite it's imperfections and though they have a house full of beautiful art done by professionals. My husband's parents really are good good people.