Let me tell you about one of my awesome thrift store finds! I found 4 quilt tops! And they were $0.49!!! So I bought them all! They are small and perfect for AG dolls! I picked up a full size sheet as well for a couple of bucks. I am using it as the back of the quilt. Isn’t that cute fabric? (Close up proof that it was only $0.49!)
I made a quilt sandwich! All basted ready to go!
Another reason I wanted to buy these small quilt tops was to practice some techniques. Something I have always wanted to get good at is free motion quilting. I have done straight stitching and stitch in the ditch. I love the way free motion quilting looks, but have been scared to death to try it!
I came up with an idea. I am a bit of a perfectionist and I couldn’t just rush into it. What if I got stuck in a corner, what if I crossed over a line, etc. You get the idea. So I cut some freezer paper the size of the quilt top and drew out the perfect meander pattern. I ironed it on. Then started quilting. But the safety pins you say! You are right! I marked where all the pins were on the paper, then I would pull the paper up before I got to the pin. I know this is not the most effective! But it worked for me and helped me to get the feel for FMQ without really messing up these beautiful lines I drew.
Now all I have to do is bind the dang thing! Maybe if my baby would start sleeping through the night I could get some energy. Or if I get my jam done. 😉
So who is your favorite AG doll? Have you been invaded????