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Friday, March 18, 2011

FNSI results

Here are my results of the FNSI .... I wanted to finish this baby quilt that I have been working on.  I can't wait to see this SunKissed Patchwork Quilt all put together!  I had already pieced the top - so I thought I could finish it tonight for sure!  This is what I was able to do:
- added borders
- sew together several scrap pieces of batting to create a piece big enough for this quilt
- cut the back fabric
- embroider the baby's name onto the quilt ("Kylee" - what a beautiful name!).
- baste the quilt w/the intention of quilting it tonight

I was on a roll!  ... until ... I saw the results of my first row of quilting ... I realized that the beautifully soft {but slippery} fabric just won't work w/my pin basting.  I need to make a might tighter sandwich.

I think I am going to try spray basting w/this quilt.  But that requires a trip to the sewing store .... So since it's 11:00PM I will have to put a hold on finishing this quilt tonight.  

Here's my progress in pictures:

My first attempt @ manual machine embroidery

my attempt @ basting this bad boy

the beautiful, soft, but slippery backing fabric

Hope you enjoyed!  Now it's off to clean up ... goodnight!


  1. You made a lot of progress with your quilt for FNSI. I've heard that kind of fabric for the backing can be challenging to work with but it's oh so soft that it's worth it in the end.

  2. You can also try decreasing the presser foot pressure...that should help by allowing you to glide the fabric more freely, so the fabric doesn't stretch as you move it.



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