This all started when last year, my niece Madi told me that she didn’t have a blanket, so I decided to make her one. At the time, I had never made one, so I took a class at Modern Domestic in Portland hoping that it would jumpstart my quilting like it had done to my apparel. And boy oh boy did it ever.
So I knew that I wanted it to be a gradation from light in the middle to dark on the outside but the chevron thing kinda just happened when I started to tape the squares to the wall, so I ran with it.
I was like omg this is so rad, but then when I started to sew them all together the real magic began.
So naturally I decided to take the long arm class at Modern Domestic to see if I could manage it. Seriously it’s like the most zen power tool I’ve ever played with! And I was totally dreadful the first night, but by the time my practice session came around, I was able to come up with a game plan on how to quilt. Then I showed up for my “real” quilting time and this happened…
Like I don’t I will how it clicked so fast but like I became one with that machine and it was like we were dancing on top of the quilt. Now I’m kinda sad to part ways with this puppy, but I know that it has an awesome companion in my niece.