When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love

Finishing the Tide Pool quilt

See Part One here.

I procrastinated long enough and finally told myself I need to DO the machine quilting or give up the project entirely. If each quilt took at least two months to hand-quilt, I wouldn't be finished until next year, and I dearly want to have the fourth quilt done when our granddaughter arrives in November.

So I jumped in, practiced on a smaller "sandwich" of fabric with batting in the middle, and then went for it. And while it's not perfect, it's not awful.

I quilted most of it in straight lines since this was my first time using a walking foot, but the borders are quilted in wavy lines to resemble rippling waves on the shore. It was actually fun doing that, and I'm looking forward now to trying free-motion quilting at some point with a darning foot.

I used three fabrics for the binding - I had to, I'd miscalculated the fabric needed. I love how it turned out and I'm going to pretend I planned it that way.

This quilt is named "Tide Pool" and I hope you can see why. You'll find Part One of this quilt's story here.

The back.

Our great-grandson will receive this for his first birthday later this year. Now it's on to quilt #3 for the baby that's due this month.

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