I recognise that it just takes practice and I’ve only done a small lap quilt in basic straight line stitching but I’m feeling quite meh about the technique.
I went with good old reliable tying for Little Bro’s Film at Five quilt.
For the first time ever I used something other than 100 percent cotton for the back. Well, it’s cotton but cotton flannel — for those chilly NM nights.
We are on to Cincinnati.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have many different types of blocks of Liberty fabric from my teaching days at the late 90s Sewing School. Most are samples, but when I finished there I made up a lot of blocks from the cut strips and squares because I knew I’d make a quilt eventually.
The time has come for the four patch with border blocks and some of the unending amount of fabric gleaned from Himself’s donation of his old Thomas Pink French cuff shirts to get together.
The batting/wadding/creamy Oreo filling is an old worn bedpad and the backing a very nice high count cotton super king fitted sheet shrunk to a size which made it difficult to fit into the mattress. I had some spare squares so added a border half the width of the Thomas Pink squares.
(Six inch squares BTW for five and a half finished).
Tying again? Nope. I’m gonna give ‘big stitch quilting’ a try. I have SO much perle cotton in all sorts of colors and I think the large solid squares will especially suit the large stitches.
This is going to be fun!