I decided to go for a combination of stippling and straight line quilting.
Stippling in the white areas and straight lines to border the patterned squares.
|I just love the way the backing looks!|
The quilting is not totally perfect, but I am really really proud of it. There are no folds or puckers on the back, although a couple of places are slightly puffier than I would like. Not bad for a first time doing Free motion Quilting on a proper quilt sized project- can only get better from here right?!?
I was a bit scared that the quilt was going to go back in the Work in Progress pile after I finished the quilting as I didn't think that I had anything suitable to use as binding. I had a rummage around in my stash however and managed to find a striped material which was in vaguely suitable colours. I wasn't absolutely convinced when I started sewing it on, but I'm glad that I went with it, I think it works well.
This is my second finished quilt and it feels like such a huge step forwards compared to my first quilt. It makes me excited to get further with the sampler quilt.
On a different note, and I should probably mention that I have made some progress on the sewing kit for the giveaway. So far we have a mini pincushion and a cute litte needlecase.
sewing cases that I have made before... hmmm decisions decisions! One thing I have decided though is that I will cut into my lovely Essex Linen to make it.
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I'm linking up with TGIFF (Thank Goodness its Finally Finished) over at Quilt Matters