Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Done but for the binding

Dots dots dots and pebbles pebbles pebbles. I felt that the appropriate quilting for the dots quilt was large pebbles. And I definitely think I made the right decision. So the top is fully quilted and trimmed just waiting for binding, but as things typically go with my quilts that'll take several months since it's my least favorite part of the quilting process. Also pictured is my new way of basting. I got 2x4's and wrapped the quilt top and back around them with the batting floated between the two. Those and pinmoors let me baste this quilt which is just shy of 70 inches square in under 45 minutes (one episode of House). It was quilted on my home machine, a Pfaff Ambition with 50wt Aurifil thread.
 While quilting:
 Fully quilted and trimmed:
 The back:
 It's easier to see the pebbles on the solid parts of the back.


  1. What a great finish!! I really need to try the board basting method. My least favorite part of the quilt is basting! I think that why I have so many waiting for backs and batting. Glad to know it works!

  2. Wow! It turned out magnificently! ! Live the board basting. I will have to give it a try. I already use pinmoors! Love them! I too dislike binding and have 4 quilts waiting to be bound! Grrrr.

  3. Great job Meli! At least make the binding. That done might prompt you to start sewing it on.

  4. Yes! The Spotty Quilt of Awesomeness! I love it! Great job!

  5. And the woman behind the curtain (quilt) is me. :)

    Also, what Linda said. Make the binding, possibly even machine sew it to the quilt. Those are the easiest bits, and then maybe you'll be inspired to hand or machine sew the binding down after that.


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