I decided to stay home all day yesterday and get one project finished. I’m tired of having so many started and really needed to finish Strawberry Shortcake – why did I start that one when I had so many others going LOL – because I needed a little change of course and a fast finish – of course it didn’t turn out to be a fast finish because of the mess up in the quilting the other day but yesterday went much better – I even got the binding machine stitched to the front before I finished with it for the day. First I did a big X across the quilt on the diagonal to hold all in place. It pretty much worked although I still had a little waviness in the middle. I think that going round and round even with stabilizing with a big X is what the problem is. I had never done a quilt like that before – going round and round. It was not big enough though to take apart once again. That kind of puffiness has never happened to me before on a quilt I did by machine and I have done quite a few of them now over the last 3 or 4 years. The tension was just great and gave me no problems and no little quirks on the back either!
Here it is with the quilting done and the edges trimmed, if you look to the center you can see the slight raising in the middle.
This is the back, I did stabilize more with running lines down the other directions of the quilt also.
Getting the binding pinned and started to stitch.
I did sew together the 3 large strips of the fabric needed for the backing on the winter quilt as well – that didn’t take a lot of time and got that done first thing yesterday morning. I really wanted to get that our of the way as well. I didn’t get the strips cut for the border on the postage stamp quilt though – one thing at a time – first to finish this baby quilt and get it out of the way and have a finish for the year – small project so didn’t take a lot of time.
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