Another finish – a tiny finish, but a finish. The baby quilt quilted up pretty well, I had a couple puckers here and there where the seams meet up but after it washed and dried it shrunk up enough that they are not noticeable. You really have to look to find them.
I still can’t say I enjoy machine quilting but it sure does go faster I didn’t have any trouble with tension or anything this time, my straight lines still aren’t perfectly straight, but I’m satisfied with them.
This is the back of it, I decided to use the same fabric for the backing that I did on the first baby quilt I did for Operation Home Front. Now that I am done on two I will take a break from them and get these mailed off.
Last night while I was watching some Gray’s Anatomy I got busy on attaching the little aqua connector squares to the Patchwork of the Crosses. Once I get into a rhythm of it starts to flow easier.
I’ve been asked about the Diamonds Are Forever quilt – the hexies are 1 inch 60 degree hexagons. Yes I am hand piecing versus English Paper Piecing and it is just my opinion but I find it much easier to hand piece these than to do the EPP version. I print my hexagons out using Linda Frantz’s method of Inkingo – printing your templates and seam lines directly onto your fabric. It really makes hand piecing easier and more relaxing. Just search and read through her site and you will be amazed at what you can do with your printer, freezer paper and fabric. I am doing the same thing with my Patchwork of the Crosses quilt and I did the same with Joseph’s Coat. I also plan on making a Fancy Dresden Plate quilt using Inklingo. I haven’t quite decided on the patterns I am going to use and the arrangement but I have the pdf file on my computer ready to go when I am.
Off to see my daughter in North Little Rock today for some fun after my doctor check up – lunch and craft shopping – if I have time I am going to go look at the Juki sewing machine also that I had mentioned a couple weeks ago.