Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Race Car Quilt Top

 I'm overwhelmed at the sweet comments I received on my last post! Thank you so much for all of your kind words about my first quilts. Thank you Amy for sending some bloggy love my way ;) I've been working on this little embroidery project in the evenings & while at Dr.'s offices with Sloan. I finished it up the other night but haven't had a chance to take pictures until today. 

It's super wonky & I'm sure any seasoned embroidery enthusiast would giggle at my attempt but that's okay. It's kinda crooked & honestly only the second time I've ever done something like this. I sketched out my idea with Tailor chalk (it will wash off in the washer) & then picked out floss that I thought would go well with the vintage fabrics. It's totally cheesy but looks pretty close to the little race car drivers in the fabric. Seriously, even his name is crooked but I'm leaving it. It adds character, right?

Here it is all ready to quilt. I've decided to hand quilt this one. I've never hand quilted before so I'm pretty excited to learn. Since this is smaller quilt I think it is the perfect size to learn on too. I'll be working on it in the evenings & also adding a back to the giant log cabin quilt I made months & months ago. I'd love to hear what you are working on too. Please don't be shy.