Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I-Spy Quilt - quilted

I changed my mind about the backing for the quilt.   I found some great fabric at my local fabric store that has glow-in-the-dark stars.

My son LOVES it.

I was able to pin baste all the layers (yay for a large tile floor in the kitchen) last night.


I did all of the quilting today!

I did an easy quilt pattern - straight lines along the i-spy blocks.  I decided to use invisible thread.  I like the invisible look of it, but wow was that stuff difficult to use at first.  I finally got it figured out and it was smooth sailing.  The quilting is BY NO MEANS perfect.  The fabric shifted a bit while I was quilting.  I guess next time I need to put in more pins to help with that.  So far, I am very happy with my very first quilt!

This evening I plan to sew on the binding to the front.  I doubt I'll have enough time to hand sew the binding on the back of the quilt.  But YAY, it's almost done!

1 comments:

soggybottomflats said...

What an amazing job you did, well done! Elaine