I'm now feeling very ready to move onto a clothing project. With the challenge of the RTW fast, I'm itching with excitement to sew myself something to wear!
But before I do, here is my quilting report :)
I didn't take a photograph when the flowers were plain but since the white sashing was glaring at me and the flowers were so big, I just felt like they needed something more so I free motion quilted basic stippling and a simple center design on the flowers.
Next up was quilting the body with pink-to-yellow varigated thread in a swirled hook design (thank you Free Motion Quilting by Angela Walters for the idea) that I recently used for the first time on a Christmas quilt. It was fun to try it again and I felt like my spacing had improved from my first time (I'll post that other quilt soon).
Straight lines of quilting with the walking foot finished off the border. That was a first for me to do a simple straight design.
I like to sew on my binding with the double fold binding method I learned from an Alex Anderson quilting book - machine sewn on one side and hand sewn to the back to finish. And for any of you quilters out there - let me tell you that I recently discovered these Clover Wonder Clips and they are so much better than quilting clips or the barrettes or pins I've used in the past. After buying them off Amazon, I saw them at my local quilt store for over twice the price! yikes!
Let me tell you that it's a miracle the binding ever got finished on this quilt. Kipper the cat had a sixth sense and knew whenever I sat down to work so that he could jump on my lap (and on the quilt!) for naptime.