Thursday, October 04, 2012
The top for this little baby quilt has been sitting in my sewing room since I started it back in March. I'd completely forgotten it existed until I went up there this afternoon looking for another quilt top that's been sitting since January. The backing fabric sitting on the table was better suited for this top, so it's the one that got quilted today.
Do you make decisions like that? More often than not, especially when it comes to the baby quilts, I make fabric choices based on what's easiest to grab and what will probably work. (The backing is white flannel with blue stars, just in case you were curious.)
I tried something different for this quilt. Instead of free motion quilting it and using my regular binding technique, I "birthed" it and quilted straight lines around the rings with my walking foot. It came out fine, but I think I like my usual methods better.
Finish it up Friday is starting up again tomorrow at Crazy Mom Quilts. And Judy at Patchwork Times is having a quiltathon October 4-7.