While my youngest daughter was visiting during the summer, I had her select coordinating fabric and a quilt pattern from one of my quilting magazines: Quilting Quickly by Fons and Porter’s July/August 2016.
She chose Fancy & Fabulous 10″ Stackers from the Missouri Quilt Company. To this pallet of yummy colors I added white, yellow, and mint green to complete each four-petal block of the quilt top.
The back is a coordinating peach Bella solid also from Missouri Quilt Company. My daughter relocated to the beautiful city of San Jose, CA. for a teaching position. So, for a very special birthday/congratulations/and new apartment warming gift, I made this quilt for her. I free-motion quilted it with an all over design of a cabbage rose design. I used white thread on the top and peach thread in the bobbin. It took several days to quilt, which took a toll on my shoulders and neck, but the result was fabulous! The body pain quickly disappears with a few stretches so don’t worry!
However, I’m starting to wonder if I shouldn’t just invest in a mid-arm. I have been doing a little research and so far I like the Juki 2010 and the Grace frame. I’d love to know what other quilters might suggest.
Happy Sewing and Quilting!