I started this quilt before Teddy was born, a year and a half ago, and finally finished it after Easter. I bought the Boogie Monster fabric up North and didn’t get enough so I had to be creative with large borders to make the quilt big enough. There was a lot of experimentation and mistakes along the way but I’m satisfied with the end result. The quilt is a disappearing nine patch and the second quilt that I free motion quilted. I was feeling more comfortable quilting it but I came across some issues with tension. The back stitches were loose in some spots. Any suggestions for preventing this?
All this effort only to discover that my son does not like the quilt. I was tempted to give him a stern lecture about gratitude but then I recalled that I purchased the fabric for a three-and-a-half year old, not a five year old who’s obsessed with action figures and frogs. So it looks like Teddy (the baby) will be getting this quilt and my eldest will have to choose some different fabric for a quilt of his own… and hopefully it won’t take me a year and a half to finish it.
And I have some more questions for you experienced quilters and sewers. A dear friend gave me this quilt. It is an old quilt made from scraps of various materials with beautiful feather stitching on top. The quilt is falling apart around the edges. I’m not sure how I should go about repairing it or if I should leave it be. Any thoughts?