A bit ago Kalissa and I had a shopping day.
It was so fun. We really needed an outing. We laughed and laughed that she had become an old lady all in one day.
-she shopped for plants
-she bought hanging baskets
-we had lunch
-we went quilt shopping.
Yep. You heard that last one right. Kalissa -my final kid hold out as a non-quilter- went fabric shopping willingly. I had wanted to stop at the quilt shop. You know it’s likely been at least six month or more since I’ve shopped at a quilt shop.
I was on a mission. I wanted to find something for the borders of my Star Struck quilt. Of course I didn’t have the blocks or anything with me. I didn’t intend on stopping there with Kalissa as she’s not into quilting. She’s not against it but not a sew-er yet. The day was going so great that I thought I’d mention stopping and if she was for it, we’d go..if not I’d skip it.
Well she said yes.
I was shocked.
There might be hope for her to be a quilter yet. She does readily admit that she isn’t very patient to sew. She wants fast results and quilting doesn’t give you them unless you buy a panel like this.
I love things A-B-C and she does too. If you can see, the quilt was just a panel that was machine quilted and then bound.
I said, “Maybe you should make that for the baby”….she smiled. She knew I was trying to sucker her into quilting.
I said, “I’ll pay for it and help you.” She said well I’d want minke for the backing and it’s expensive. I said I didn’t care.
Then she said, “Well it’s not really sewing. All I would be doing is machine quilting.” I suggested she sew some solid square together and make a border of squares. I also said it’s cute as is.
She smiled. She knew I was trying to sucker her into quilting. Then she said, “I could machine quilt it?” I said, “Yes…I can help you.”
She smiled. She knew I was trying to sucker her into quilting. Then she said, “I think I want teal minke. They don’t have any here.”
I smiled. I said we could go shopping another day.
She smiled. She knew I was trying to sucker her into quilting. Then she said, “Okay.”
THEN I SMILED. I smiled really big. I might have just suckered her into quilting.
Then she said…”Hey, I like this quilting design on the quilt. Can you do it?” UGH. I didn’t want that to be the deal breaker. It was an ABC pantograph. I don’t to pantographs. I never have. UGH. I said, “No, how about I look into it. We can try.” Oh I hate learning something new. UGH.
Well progress on getting her to sew was progress. I’m not going to take a step backwards now. I’d have to try to figure it all out.
While she was busy looking at baby things, I got my things….this was our take home….The panel for her…two options for sashing for me. Some neutrals for me and some tempting fat quarters.
So now I’m home writing this blog post remembering that she wants an ABC pantograph design. Hmm…
I looked online and found this…
I think it’s what they had at the quilt shop. I bought it. You can see it here at Country Traditions. If I was ever to do a pantograph I can see that is one I might use often on baby quilts.
Well now I am off to see if there’s a Youtube video that will show me how to do a pantograph. I don’t want to look like a fool if Kalissa actually comes to quilt the panel.
Oh UGH. Now I’m starting to wonder who suckered who into doing what. Maybe it was me who got suckered…. I’ll keep you posted.