Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pinned Up

I laid out my quilt, batting, and backing fabric. I pin basted it all over the place so I can begin the quilting process. I am going to stitch in the ditch and maybe after I'm done following the horizontal and vertical lines of the blocks I will also go back and follow the zig zag lines of the herringbone pattern. I am going to try and quilt it on my machine at home, which is pretty small, but I just don't think I'm ready to commit to hand quilting a queen size quilt...we'll see what happens.

Back It Up

I found my backing fabric at connecting threads. It is going to work perfectly for the couple I'm making this quilt for.  They love the outdoors and spending time surrounded by nature. It has tiny little repeating leaves in natural tones.

Making Progress

I have the top of my quilt sewn together and ironed out. I still need to add my border and decide on a backing fabric.