I know, you all think I'm nuts. I am... but it's good!
A long, long time ago I started a quilt. Really? Really!
Let me start with the fact that I have learned a lot since then. I guess that is one of the main reasons why I never finished this quilt. Because let me tell you, I have put a lot of heart and soul into it. It is entirely needle-turn applique. Made drawings and doodles -- some by myself, some by others, some tweeked... and no, at this point I don't even remember which ones -- yep, it's been THAT long. I started this while my son was in middle school - he's almost 20 now. The applique would keep me busy while I was waiting in parent-pickup line. That was a lot of waiting which resulted in a lot of applique....
So, what did I learn... don't use cheap fabric! My appliques are all done in quilt-shop quality fabrics. The background fabric is cheapy stuff... real cheapy stuff. It almost feels slippery, like it has a waxy coating. Fast forward... see, that's why I never finished this quilt. BUT... I have reason to finish it now and was very unsure how this cheapy fabric was going to behave when quilted.
I just threw a scrap up on the Gammill and tried some stitches and viola... wonderfulness! It quilts just fine -- THANK GOODNESS! With as much time, love, effort, etc. that has gone into this quilt, it would have been a sin to just toss it. Here's a peek at those stitches
I can't really share much more about this quilt, except that it has a specific purpose and I'm hoping to quilt it soon! Stay tuned for details about this one!