I DID IT! I finished the portrait of Sadie! Woohoo!
I immediately made some FrankenBatting. I had two large chunks of Birdie Bird batting and I zigzagged them together.
Next I pieced the backing. I decided to use this map fabric designed by Timna Tarr. The portrait technique is Timna's - I took her class online to learn to do this. So it was only fitting that I use her fabric! It's so colorful and fun - totally fits in with Sadie's personality.
Time to baste! Because I'm using Birdie Bird batting, there is really no need to pin baste. I did put a few pins around the outside perimeter just in case....
Now I'm ready to free motion quilt the heck out of it! And that will be an adventure in itself! Wish me luck.
Saturday I drove over the Sew Bernina shop in Montgomery. I purchased the embroidery software for my Bernina 790. I can't wait to try it, but I haven't had time to even open the box yet. I did buy a bit of fabric while at the shop, too. LOVE this shop - this is my favorite shop in my area. It's totally worth the drive.
I have only made three more blocks for the eye spy quilt. That's okay. I have one pinned and ready to stitch tonight.
And lastly....my Anniversaries of the Heart. I had told myself I'd finish the July block early and get a head start on August. Didn't happen. I procrastinated. I finally finished it this afternoon in the nick of time.
The only personalization I did on this block was to add the year. This block is slap dab in the middle of the entire piece, so I like the year being here.
I have barely started the August block. I still want to get ahead at some point. Maybe August will be the time?
I hope you've had a great weekend, too. WHEW! Ready for the week ahead!
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