I have a darling little 2-year-old grandson who loves tractors, especially green tractors. In fact, to him the color green is synonymous with tractors, and if you ask him what color this is...
... he'll tell you, "tractor." (Don't worry, we're working on that. lol)
So, even though I really didn't need another project to do, when I saw this adorable John Deere panel at work the other day, I had to buy it for Aaron.
And when I saw the equally adorable coordinating print, of course I had to have that for the back.
Unfortunately, such an impulse purchase often comes without much thought, and I failed to notice that the direction of the print required extra fabric to lay the right way on the quilt back. So today I was considering buying a larger piece, when my awesome mother-in-law took one look at it and suggested I just add a border to my backing. (Duh... why didn't I think of that??) After she left, I immediately went to my sewing room to look for fabric, whipped up some borders, layered, pinned and started on the quilting.
Best news of the day, I think I've solved a problem I've been having with the sewing machine I use for quilting. A new needle and a little oil on the joints of my walking foot, and it is quilting like a dream again. No puckering, and no broken threads! Wish I'd figured that out last month, when I was struggling with my UFO challenge quilt, but I was just too busy to take the time to do it. Live and learn!
Now I can hardly wait to finish this and give it to Aaron. :o)
That's what was on my "design wall" (AKA, the kitchen floor) today. Stop by Judy's Patchwork Times to see more design wall projects!
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