When I was still living in Vernal (2003), I took a quilting class at the library where I was working. Even though I loved the pattern, it really was not a beginner class, and I got frustrated and stopped. The next class they taught was a beginner and I decided to try it again. It was to make a quilt out of bright fabrics. So since I had started one for me, I thought I would do this one for Christopher. I knew he would love the brights and we could really make it fun. I had to use a bunch of different fabrics, but after I had bought them and was starting to cut them to the size I needed, there were a few I had picked that I just really didn’t end up liking. So I decided to let Christopher pick out some and then in the years to come it would be that much more special to him. He picked a Scooby-Doo, Garfield, Sponge Bob and a few others. I had finished the quilt top before we moved to SLC, but that is where it stayed until the summer of 2006 when I put the pointy edging on (royal pain!) I even got it pinned to the batting and backing, but was not sure how to sew it. Then summer was over and back to school we went. It again stayed in that box until last summer here in Las Vegas. I was determined to finish it, once and for all! I got it out and had to take out some of the edging and redo it to make it fit right to the corners. Then I had to decide what I was going to do about the machine quilting. I looked it up on the Internet and just decide to go for it. I had bought the special foot for the sewing machine while in SLC, so I was ready to go. I had to roll it up to get it up under the arm of the machine.

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It fits a double bed so it was big and a pain, but I DID IT!

I finished it on August 4, 2007!


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