Thursday, March 19, 2015

Diary of a Mountaineer Baby Quilt

**Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River**

Here are some of the details (and my random thoughts) about this project.

Fabrics were purchased at Classic Quilt Shop on March 18. I needed 1/4 yard pieces, but I bought 1/3 yard instead so I could add a little to the stash (now that I'm getting it organized). I also bought a variegated yellow spool of  Mettler thread and a pattern by Eleanor Burns. 
Mettler thread: poly sheen multi #9925
pattern: Zig A Zag Quilt
Cost: $76.30

I decided to use my rescued Kenmore. 
To get her ready, I changed the needle to a new Schmetz Universal 80/12. I tested the 1/4 inch seam. It was perfect on the first try so I marked it with a piece of painter's tape. 

2 sets of strips (that's 8 seams) is too much for this old girl. The foot pedal was getting pretty hot. That got me thinking about a name...I've decided on Sandy. She's a very light tan with some little dings on her throat and with the hot foot pedal, she just got me thinking about the beach. Of course, I'm always thinking about the beach...but Sandy she is. 

Well, I'm off to do some pressing. I'll see you in a bit!


  1. I love the fabrics. Looks like it will be a bright and fun quilt!

    1. I think you are right, I can't wait to lay it out and see what it does. Thanks for visiting!