I was so Annie deprived that I spent all day practicing on her yesterday. I got tired of practicing and loaded on a real quilt. My first customer quilt...
I love how it turned out and am very happy with it. AND very relieved! The customer said she wanted an allover and no preferences. She gave me the go ahead to do whatever. I really like the allover design. Will use it again! I did it all freehand. Not one chalk or marker line was used. My biggest challenge was spacing. Making sure my spaces were pretty even. It's freehand, so it's not perfect.
The back. Tension was perfect. I used a light blue thread on the top and a cream thread on the back. No blue threads poking out the back. Stitches looked great! It's nice to have my first customer quilt under my belt! I was so tired after I finished quilting it! My arms felt as if I'd worked out...big time. I would find myself hanging on to Annie with my fists clenched so tight. Once I relaxed, it was so much smoother and easier to quilt. Pretty sure I held my breath the whole time too! LOL! I really hope my customer likes it!! Elaina and Alyssa love it! The girls said they want the same pattern on their quilts. Then they asked me if I could add some cat and dog paw prints too! LOL! Too sweet.
I tried to make good use of my time at my dad's. I was able to get a few things done and one of them was to bind Mon Ami.
Bound and bathed. It looks perfect on my table!
While our power was out I felt a little like Dorothy, only I was clicking my Ugg boots together. "There's no place like home. There's no place like home." :-)