Project Quilting- Week 2 Challenge- Making Music

I have to admit… I’m loving this Project Quilting thing! I get almost giddy waiting for the next one! Last week’s challenge was Making Music.

Here’s the story… So I was at a play date on Sunday afternoon with my son, one of his buddies and her momma. I had left my phone in my pocket so I kept getting little buzzes for a while letting me know I was getting emails. While we were sitting there chatting, my son’s friend decided that I needed to hold on to her color coded piano music book. So I’m flipping through this on and off, not really paying attention since I was doing the mommy chatting. Then we took a snack break and I peeked at my phone. The new challenge had come!!! When I read the challenge in one hand, I looked in my other hand at the music book and knew instantaneously what my quilt was going to be!

So last week’s quilt is called Row, Row, Row Your Boat and is 34inches x 22inches. I really love how it turned out despite a few flaws. Flaws?? Is that the right word??? hmmmm… No, I think I call them lessons!

I knew I wanted to use the white for the background, but I didn’t really have any quilting weight white fabric so I used a heavier fabric. Not only was it a heavier fabric that made it a little harder to deal with, but it also was stretchy! Oops.. Somehow I didn’t think that would be an issue. Huh??

And I put the binding on backwards! oops, again… I have never tried to put the binding on and then machine stitch, in the ditch, the binding. So of course I wanted to try it. I thought it out and was concentrating and had the process in my mind all sorted out. Or so I thought… I got it sewn on the back and then realized I had done it backwards… oops. So I learned my lesson for next time!

So this won’t go into the Hall of Fame of Quilting Technique, but I’ve gotten quite a bit of great feedback on flickr and I’m super happy with it!

I can’t wait to see what the next challenge will bring!

Soooo… Can you sing it with me?

Row Row Row your boat, Gently down the stream,

Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Life is but a Dream…..


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