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!


soggybottomflats said...

What an amazing job you did, well done! Elaine