Once again this year, I am participating with Sarah for her Hands 2 Help quilt drive. It is well underway, and this year I wanted to send two small quilts to Little Lambs. For a lullaby quilt, the plus blocks were easy to do. When they are added to solid blocks in a checkerboard setting, the quilt flimsy worked up quickly.
I had this part done in just one morning of sewing. If you like that blue fabric, I have some available in my Etsy Store – Fabric Traditions Blue Print.
I like a border, so I added one in green.
Since the floral fabric is such a great focus fabric, I did the quilting with a pantograph that echoed the floral print.
This one is called Rosie by Willow Leaf Studio.
Not the usual for me, I quilted it using white thread. I tend to like darker colors that show on the background, but this quilt was so pastel that I thought I do it in the lighter. The top thread is Glide with Bottom Line in the bobbin, and virtually disappears on all the fabrics, giving the suggestion of texture without calling attention to itself.
All quilted, and the machine is behaving well now. No problems with this quilt at all.
One more look at the textural quilting.
For the binding, I used the same green border print as I had used that print as the backing as well. I have a new tip, put a large pin in your ironing board near the edge to keep the binding from sliding off while you are trying to iron it. This worked really well, and decreased the aggravation of ironing.
Stitching it on the front side, I used a quarter-inch foot.
Then, I turned it to the back and topstitched near the edge.
I pinned the corner miter so it would align the way I wanted it.
When I got to the corner, I just pivoted and kept going. This is so fast!
All done, from cutting and assembly, to quilting, to completely finished in one day.
On the front side, the binding stitching from the backside just adds a line of stitching inside the border.
All done, and ready to send to Little Lambs for the Hands2Help drive.
What are you working on this week?
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