Go ahead, call me a quilter
Delaying the inevitable


Thanks for all the elephant quilt love.  I must admit, I am going to have a hard time parting with that one.  He turned out exactly how he was in my mind and I am smitten!


The quilting bug seems to have bitten hard.  I've already started another one.  Once I have the batting and the right color red thread, I am going to quilt this one.  I am leaning towards free motion, but I am scared.  I think I will spend a good part of the day working up the courage to jump in and just do it.  Maybe I should warm up with some practice squares?  Back soon with a report - fingers crossed it is a success!



I can't wait to see this one finished, the teaser shot has me intrigued!


i'd cross my fingers for you. if i could! (but i know you don't need it.) can't wait to see.

Sarah Jackson

My goodness! You're just a dive on in kind of woman. Sending good quilting mojo your way!


the quilter i took a class from said she always warmed up for at least 5-10 minutes on practice squares - and she'd been quilting for years!

you can totally do it - go erin!


I commented about your elephant quilt on flickr, but not on your blog, so I thought I would throw my two cents in with the rest of the compliments! It's a truly wonderful quilt, I just love it Erin!


Wow Erin, you're on a roll...and here I am afraid to cut into my fabrics :)


i can't wait to see this one either! you've certainly got your quilting mojo right now. it's a good thing because it's throwing some much needed quilt inspiration my way. i'm about 1/2 done with the X quilt top, but then stopped so i could redo my craft room. yikes. anyway, can't wait to see this new quilt as you've used some of my favorite (aqua) fabric.


go for the free motion quilting. you will do great!!! I have no doubt in my mind. and I am absolutely giddy that you are quilting.


Fingers crossed! Do you have a walking foot or do you just machine quilt with your regular foot? I keep putting off getting a walking foot and thusly keep putting off quilting things.

miss chris

Loving your fabric choice, there... Good luck on the free motion. I haven't been brave enough yet!


You are much braver than, but I can't wait to see.


I made myself a dress out of that EXACT fabric combination! :) I love them together. Can't wait to see your quilt!


I have no doubt, it will be beautiful!


ouuu i love this fabric! can't wait to see what happens to it : )

Joanna Silva

Can't wait to see what this one looks like! I am still working up the nerve to make my daughter a few sunny day tops. They are so cute!


I love those colors! Are you appliqueing the red piece on? I can't wait to see what you do with it!

I've been bitten with the quilting bug and the handquilting bug---I want to handquilt one of the projects I'm working on... We'll see!

linda p

I think a warm up is a good idea. You can buy prequilted fabric at the fabric store (with the quilted diamonds, you know?)-- just get the ugliest cheapest one. I practice on that. Of course, I haven't moved on from practice yet, but I will one of these days!!


ok. i can't wait to see what you are doing with this one! you make me want to go sew. right now.


can't wait to see this one too, Erin! Go for it with the free motion quilting! you seem to enjoy it and i bet it will look great!


Good luck with the quilting! I am sure you will do it just great!


That elephant quilt is indeed cute as cake :)


Erin, I am so impressed with this quilting spree!!


You're on quilting fire! My machine won't free motion quilt, so I've no advice I'm afraid.


Practice squares are probably a good idea. Free motion is easy though. Just relax. If you're tense and stiff it'll show in the quilting.
Good luck!

amy h

Is that another big applique there? I can't wait to see what it is.

Have fun with the free motion. I've never tried it. (I don't even know if my machine can handle that!)

Mellissa - wondermommy

Good luck, you will do a beautiful job. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!


I love that Flea Market Fancy combo. Go on Erin - lower those feed dogs and give it a whirl. I will look forward to seeing the result as these here feed dogs have never been lowered..... Best of luck!


i've been getting really good at crossing fingers & would be more than happy to do it for you -- but you won't need it ... it will turn out great!

ellen Crimi-Trent

I love that elephant quilt and cannot wait to see the new one. I am always amazed at people who can quilt. I will have to try it one day with some of my fabric.


look at you go!!!!
love that fabric detail here too :)


Oooo...those colors are looking wonderful! Can't wait to see the full quilt. Go ahead and try the free motion quilting - if it turns out like all of your other projects (which I'm sure it will), it will be great!


Oh my gosh! Where have I been?!!? I missed the elephant quilt completely! He is fantastic! I love love love it! You could not have chosen a better fabric!


My experience is that practice is a must with free motion quilting. I've done quite a bit of it, and even now I still warm up on a few small scraps before I hit my quilt. Keeping the stitches even is the hardest part for me...

But it's "SEW" fun!

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