A blogging friend is making a quilt for Athena and it is more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. The community and sense of belonging that surrounds me in the blogging world is heart warming. Thank you to all of my followers, readers, and friends. Today is a good day because you are part of it.
Originally posted on LTC Lancashire:
As my nearest fabric store is about a 40 mile round trip I always try to stock up, especially as their stock is constantly changing and you never know what fabrics will be available next time you visit. Saturday morning’s trip yielded some lovely fabrics, a few of the fabrics will be used during the making of the forest baby quilt.
Using a rotary cutter I cut the chosen fabric into squares, several plasters (band aids) later and I was ready to start embroidering the name and date of birth of the recipient.
Although the embroidery looks all right in the hoop, I wish the pink was a heavier fabric because despite using a tear away stabiliser underneath and a water soluble stabiliser on top there was still some puckering of the fabric. I made sure the fabric was taut in the hoop and even tried using 2 layers of tear away stabiliser, however the results didn’t improve…
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