Thursday is a special day at our place. Tenille is turning 8!! It is hard to believe that she is growing so quickly into such a thoughtful, generous and caring young lady. We are constantly reminded at how lucky we are to have her. For her birthday this year, I have set myself the task of finishing her quilt for her birthday.
It is a single size quilt, using a charm pack of Sophie, by Chez Moi for Moda, some crisp white sashing, and then some delectible fabric off the bolt to border and back for the final touch.
I used a new technique I had seen where I basted the quilt using basting spray, and my kitchen wall!. It took 20 minutes and has done a wonderful job of holding my quilt sandwich together during the quilting process.
I had set myself the task of learning to free motion quilt, to get the wonderful textured effect that stippling creates. I practiced first on some felt, then set to task ... beginning in the center.
I have currently approximately a 40 cm square to quilt and it will be ready to trim and bind.
On a side note!
I had asked my wonderful mother to knit a special project, as an aid to child birth education, and breastfeeding education, which is part of my role as a registered midwife. She was most eager to try her hand at a new project and I just had to share her handiwork.
Two breasts, for assisting with breastfeeding education and utilising a hands off approach to initiating breastfeeding in those first few days in the hospital. Plus as an added bonus, a knitted uterus, to help explain the action of contractions of the uterus during childbirth.
One happy little midwife here!