When we left off the Low Volume Quilt, I had the top made and was ready to quilt it. I loaded it on the longarm and auditioned thread colors. It might have been nice quilted in pink, but I didn’t have pink cotton thread. I think kid quilts should be quilted with cotton rather than polyester thread. So, I chose to do it in white cotton thread, with Warm and Natural all cotton batting. The backing is the same dot print as the border.
I still had the pantograph called Pansies from Urban Elementz on the longarm machine from the customer quilts I finished just last week, and it seemed the perfect one for this pretty pastel quilt too. On a low volume quilt, the quilting will shine more than with higher contrast quilts.
The cotton batting gives nice definition to the quilting. The flowers look sweet, perfect for this feminine quilt.
In just a couple of hours it was all done and ready to trim.
I decided to bind it by machine, making the binding from leftover backing. It is the same print as the border, so will blend nicely front and back.
In a jiffy, the binding was finished too, and it is ready to donate.
This one will go to the Hands2Help event coming next month. I’ll have more information on that soon.
Now that my dental work is done, I am ready to host another Virtual Retreat. Anyone up for a Friday Sew-In this week? Just register on this form – Virtual Retreat Feb 26th.
Are you sewing this week?
The Fat Quarter Shop’s Daily Flash Sale has something new at clearance pricing every day. This is the last week to get 30% off the Vintage Vibes book on sale, at Fat Quarter Shop’s Book of the Month. The Vintage Vibe Quilt Book has 14 patterns that have some vintage mixed with a bit of modern vibe. Learn with Amber Johnson a variety of applique methods with Dresden plates and more.
Later this week, I’ll be working on making some fabric bowls with the instructions in this new book from C&T Publishing, Modern Fabric Art Bowls. I liked the look of these bowls, and the technique is different that ones I’ve seen in the past.