I really love making new quilt tops, but actually finishing the quilts? Not nearly as fun. I have a closet of unfinished tops to prove it!
Since we’ve been home and I have nothing new to work on, I’ve been slowly finishing up some old tops and teaching my kids how to help.
My boys are a great age where they can run the sewing machine easily by themselves and even keep a straight-ish line. I turned down the machine speed, taught them how to line up the edge of the walking foot along the seams, and they quilted along each one.
Anywhere they had to “eyeball” the line straight was tricky for them and I did the quilting. Besides that, and a bit of unpicking and re-stitching the wonky parts when no one was looking, they actually did a pretty great job!
Aaaaaand it only took us about 2 weeks to finish quilting it. ;) LOL…it was veeeery slow going.
I bound it, and I’ll help them donate it when we can.
The pattern is called Ziggy Baby…I wrote this one 9 years ago! I added a page to the PDF with the cut sizes and a coloring sheet to make it scrappy like this version.
What are you guys working on? Any fun quilting projects? I’ve been SO unproductive during this time, but I’m also enjoying the down time.
I’m definitely feeling ready to start a new project though, maybe I’ll make a few more quilt tops to add to my never ending closet of unfinished quilts!