I think this is by far my favorite quilt I have made (so far). I just love it! I LOVE IT! After I finished it, I just sat on the couch staring at it smiling, telling Dustin how proud of my new project I was. I think I am mostly in love with the quilting I did on it. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I finally got rid of my Brother machine (it really was not working for me) and got a new singer sewing machine. Thanks Aunt Ellen for helping me get a good one. It works great for me and what I want to do, but I am still saving for a super nice one, like a Janome or Viking.
Monday, September 22, 2008
For the quilting I did a stitch in the ditch around the pinwheels just along the white parts. Then on the borders, I did some free motion. I am really loving free motion quilting and I am getting much better the more I practice. The thing I love the most, is that I doubled the batting (it was super slim) and so this blanket is super cozy and really heavy (not too heavy though). I used a "warm and white" batting that I got on the bolt at Joann's. I was a little nervous to start quilting this because the batting said that it should be hand washed and not put in the dryer. Well, who ever saw a baby quilt that couldn't go in the washer? So impractical, honestly. So, I took my chances, quilted the whole thing and then threw it in the washer and dryer. It came out like a champ! I love the crinkles from a newly washed quilt.
For the backing, I used the yellow fabric that I used on the corner pinwheels on the front. I did a scrappy binding, using up all of my scraps that I had used on the pinwheels. I barley had enough to do the binding. I really love the way this turned out. I wish I was better at photographing my quilts because these pictures really don't do this quilt justice.
Did I mention that I really love this quilt? On to more projects!