After asking advice about whether to add more quilting to the centre section I eventually took it as a sign to stop when I ran out of thread! The borders are in linen from my local fabric shop and the side ones are quilted in bog standard tan cotton thread. It was going to be backed with linen but I ran out (a theme seems to be developing here....) and used cheapo extra-wide sheeting.
Having quilted this and this without it, I am totally smitten with my new walking foot.
There is no binding - I wanted a "quiet" unfussy quilt - then last night I saw this post so I just ripped 2 inch strips from the left-over sheeting, folded them as for usual binding, stitched them to the front using a quarter-inch seam and pulled them all the way to the back. It was the easiest thing to do except that I made a mess of the miters (can't get a good picture of that;-)
- Coloured section: Amy Butler, with some Kate Spain and Joel Dewberry thrown in along with a couple of odds and sods
- Thread: 30 weight variegated Sulky in blue/greens on top and on bobbin
- Borders: sand linen
- Thread: 100% cotton in brown
- Backing: extra wide cotton sheeting
- Binding: none
Things I learned:
- Spray basting is just the best!
- To test-drive a walking foot on scraps of batting in order to get the tension right
- To use different weight threads for effect
- That you don't have to bind a quilt
- That I love linen
- That coffee and quilting is Not a Good Combination
|The mark of shame|
Linking to Fabric Tuesday