It’s finished at last! After a few delays (spelled h-e-a-d-a-c-h-e-s).
My attempt a free-motion quilting failed miserably. I haven’t done it in a while and couldn’t get the thread tension nor my “groove” adjusted so I ripped out what I had done – about 1/4th of the quilt – and went with the walking foot and a grid pattern. Turned out perfect.
However, what makes this quilt extra-special are the solid-colored blocks in the borders. My mother-in-law, a once avid seamstress, suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and is no longer able to sew. Being the only fabric-nut in the family, I inherited her fabrics. I kept all the bright solid-colored ones and donated the rest. Her solid fabrics are included in this quilt so that Baby Bryce can have a little of his great-granny with him even though she won’t understand who he is. If she did, she would be so proud.