Tomorrow is Jenny's baby shower at work, and I've been trying to get this quilt finished, but I've been running into all kinds of obstacles, not the least of which was me. At any rate, I have it pieced and sandwiched (which is always a challenge) and don't know what to do about the quilting.
Here's the quilt:
I only have a Bernina 1130, not a longarm nor one of those with a wide space, and I've only done straight lines, echo, or played with free motion quilting before. I have never marked a quilt pattern, either, so not sure I can do that. I was thinking along the lines of hearts, something simple, but with it being a modified rail fence, the hearts would be confined to the wider parts, and then what would I do with the narrower rectangles? And the hearts would be all different directions--no continuity.
My husband named the quilt "Butterfly Kisses", and the backing is the same as the butterfly print in some of the large rectangles.
I was put on call from work tonight, which means I could get called in any time between now and about 6am. So I'm going on to bed early, because if I don't get called in, I can get up about 0600 and start quilting and hopefully get it finished, bound, washed and dried in time to get it over to the shower at 3pm. (Yeah, sure.)
And if the unit decides they just can't function without one more nurse, at least I'll have an extra nap in so maybe I can stay up when I get home. (Ditto.)