This is a pattern called “Piece of Cake”. It’s a lap quilt size, and I am sorry this photo is blurry (I am still practicing with my new camera, but i used my iPhone for this photo). My friend Jan is going to machine quilt it using her long-arm machine (She named iher machine Millie!).
When I hand quilt, as I usually do, I am accustomed to basting, re-basting, checking for wrinkles again, and then going forward. In her long-arm quilting business (http://quiltify.com/), Jan recommends simply matching up the top, the batting and the backing. At the moment, I don’t know how I will get it to her. She doesn’t live far away but the last time I visited her I took public transportation. I don’t think I will be doing that in this winter weather!
And I don’t have a specific plan for how I want it quilted. Given her experience, I think I will let her decide that. I am nervous about this; I have been quite honest about how irregular my seams are. I don’t seem to be capable of keeping quarter-inch seams throughout an entire quilt. I am nervous that the long-arm quilting is going to show up all the imperfections in my quilt and I may end up with lots of wrinkles!
And on another note:
One of my fabric scissors has disappeared. I suspect it is somewhere in the house being used for cardboard and/or paper. So, armed with a Jo Ann Fabric coupon for 40% off any full-price item, and the offer of free shipping if I spent $50.00, I bought a new set of Gingher shears and a new seam-ripper. Yay! Saving money and getting new stuff! So now when I have one pair of scissors out for sharpening, I will have another available.