This darn thing is finally done! According to my blog, I started this on June 8th, just before my last trip to Phoenix. It feels like I have been working on this a lot longer than that! It is a very small quilt. It finished at about 23 inches square.
I wanted to quilt it simply so the piecing design would be the thing you noticed. I quilted this on my Bernina 1030 with a walking foot. I thought I would show you how I marked this. I started with a fairly large grid of about 2 1/4 inches. I was aiming for the center of the squares so I didn’t mark that interior of the quilt. But I needed to mark the borders so it wouldn’t go too wonky on the sides. I made creases in the fabric to follow.
And this is the tool I used. I think it is actually a point turner, but it works.
After this grid was quilted, I quilted another grid halfway between the lines of the first.
Both the border and the binding fabric are what I call “nothing” prints. They appear solid from a distance and there isn’t anything really distinguishable about them But they are so very useful. These are the fabrics that make others really pop. I grab them whenever I see them.
Here’s a peek at the backing fabric, a very old piece from my stash.
But a quilt is never done until it is washed and so I did. And it crinkled up quite nicely.
The light was coming in just right to really capture the texture here.
You can tell when I am really glad that something is done, I take more pictures of the finishes I am most happy to have off my list
That texture there? That is why I like lots of quilting!