Grandma Shirley's Quilts

I simply must try one of these someday. Which one of these do you think would be easiest for a novice? Jason's grandmother's name is Shirley and she is commonly referred to as Grandma Shirley. I'd love to do one for her for her b-day or Christmas or something. She used to do a lot of sewing in her younger days and made Jason a quilt when he was younger. I think this would be perfect for her.

On the other front, my sister's quilt is now all machine quilted. I wonder if I will ever do anything other than free motion quilting ever again? It is so fast and relatively easy. I just swirl and loop and zig and zag all over until it's done. I don't worry about crossing over something I have already done or anything. I just go. Maybe it isn't what they teach in quilting class, but it's my way, it works for me and I think it looks fine. I tried something a little new to try and get more surface area for the quilt to lay on. I wanted to get the bed of my machine level with a flat surface. The desk I use for my machine is a computer desk with one of those keyboard pullout shelves. I tried setting the machine down on the shelf instead of on top of the desk. It made it at a better height for me, but I had nothing to the left to support the quilt. I need some sort of little table or maybe my ironing board over there just to support the weight. Hmmm...

3 comments:

Roxanne said...

No idea which one is hard or not, but the vintage thimbles one is really cute! Typically when I like something that means its the absolute hardest possible pattern!!

Linda said...

Actually, I was thinking about that one, too. It seems like it might be the easiest to me. No applique and no curves.

amandajean said...

I love that vintage thimble quilt. I saw that quilt when I was there last time and it is on my list of quilts to try. I think it would make a great little doll quilt for little A.