|little feeties :)|
I didn't want to do straight lines so I thought free motion. Bad idea. Remember, I am terrible at it. I had to rip out an entire pass over this quilt. So why not use a walking foot and make gentle curves? It worked... up to a point. I had used a template for the first curve down the middle. The nice curves became pointy, as I echoed the original line. I just gave up and procrastinated for months... of course. I decided to not be so picky and bought a blue DMC embroidery pen and marked the pinned top like crazy. I mark 5 curves then quilted 5 curves. I repeated that process throughout.
I didn't end up following all the lines I marked, but the lines became more curvy and evenly spaced. Some of them aren't and it adds to the quilt.
Some people don't like blue pens, but I have never had a problem with them leaving any marks. The directions on the packaging usually reads, "Do not iron." Really, who saves the directions on the packaging? The ironing sets the ink so be careful and wash your quilt first.
I don't think I would choose the white bars on the back again.
I love how it crinkled after washing!!
It was finished the 28th of December... and I can mark another off another goal from last year.
So why the name? The bars do wiggle back and forth and the quilting made the edges uneven a bit. (Something to keep in mind, if I try this again.) A few Zoe snuggles with it and the coins should evened out more.
The best part of the name comes from Zo-zo having a tendency to dance on my quilts while they are damp and drying out on the floor of my bedroom. There is nothing like waking up from bed in the morning realizing a baby is skipping, spinning and dancing on the quilt next to you on the floor.