I'm posting late this morning because it made more sense to use the iron while it was still cool enough to have the windows open.
My own Extra scrappy pinwheels quilt is finally done. Seems that that secret to stopping the Janome's latest hissy fit was to do some straight stitching and then try again later. Since re threading and needle changing and cleaning the machine didn't work... I really don't want to take her in for a check up right now, not unless I absolutely have to.
I'm using a new-to-me brand of batting, Hobbs Heirloom Premium, which an acquaintance gave me after cleaning out her closets and deciding that she was never going to make a quilt herself.
It has a slightly tacky feel to it that I don't care for. I suppose it doesn't matter once it's quilted into the quilt, but I think I'll stick with my Warm and Natural and my polyester.
I do plan on experimenting with the polyester batting I found at the local Mennonite store. It's sold on a bolt, so I don't know the brand name, but it feels a lot like the Mountain Mist Quilt-Light that I like so much. It's 90" wide and it's cheap -- $2.59 a yard. That makes it cheaper than Joann's sale prices.
For this quilt, I wanted to use cotton batting, but I'm excited to try it on the next batch of baby quilts. Or one of the string quilts -- whichever I get to first.
There's a free pattern here on my blog for the Extra Scrappy Pinwheels quilt. This post is linked to Try it out Tuesday over at Jo's Country Junction. Check out the book she's giving away this week -- it looks like a lot of fun!