The Charlotte

posted by Amalie Simper
Sat, May 28 2011


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I made this quilt top for my mother for Christmas...and I never finished the rest.  So, she is coming by tomorrow after going to the cemetery and I was determined to finish.  We saw this little quilt in a quilt shop last spring and my mom fell in love with it.  She never falls in love with things lie this, so I got the pattern.  The pattern is called Charlotte by Me and My Sisters Designs.  Then I got a swinging deal on the fabric a few weeks later during a shop hop.  I made it as a surprise until I realized that I needed to get binding and know how she wanted it quilted.  My mom is super super picky and so I knew that after spending money and time making something I better get exactly what she wanted.  Well, I finished the top in time for Christmas and took it to my in-laws to finish...and never did.  So shameful that it is Memorial Day and she is finally getting her Christmas present.  I put the backing on, quilted it with my darning foot and bound it today.  I love it!!!!  Now I just need to make myself one.  Just need to go buy some more white fabric..I am plain out.

I am new to the darning foot.  In fact this is only my second attempt at this type of stitch.  I usually just do everything with a stitch in the ditch because it is so much easier...so I tried this design.  The problem is that I just need more practice on learning how to get the right speed for me.  I push the pedal too hard sometimes and not hard enough other times.  I will eventually learn how to stay nice and steady to get the same stitch length and a feel for moving in a pattern.   (of course having my year-old daughter needing my attention every five minutes makes it hard to stay steady.)  Also, I have to be patient...something that I am terrible at when it comes to crafting.  I never have enough time to do anything so I hurry.  Ugh.  I posted some other pictures besides just this on my blog if you are interested in seeing a bit more.  amaliesarmfuls.blogspot.com

Comments

Leslie wrote re: The Charlotte
on Sun, May 29 2011 7:51 AM

Very nice

gini wrote re: The Charlotte
on Sun, May 29 2011 8:58 AM

pretty quilt

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: The Charlotte
on Sun, May 29 2011 7:25 PM

It turned out very nice Amalie

Donna Elam wrote re: The Charlotte
on Fri, Jul 1 2011 8:53 PM

Very pretty.  It may have taken awhile but at least you got it finished.  Hope your Mom loved it.

Amalie Simper wrote re: The Charlotte
on Tue, Jul 5 2011 12:08 AM

She did thanks donna

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