When Sheila’s daughter got married a year ago, quilt blocks were the guest book! And for their first anniversary they received their quilt!Isn’t this a great idea? Many of the blocks have special messages, including their vows.
The backing is a smooth Minkee and that was a learning experience! The quilt is large, therefore the Minkee was pieced, which thankfully, was not an issue. The issue was batting, Sheila initially didn’t want batting because of weight. I started the quilt without batting but the first few stitches looked horrible! They were very puckered and awful. I suggested Quilter’s Dream Poly select because it is light weight and is very user care friendly.
I’m happy to report, success! Everything quilted beautifully and the batting added very little additional weight. The quilting design is a freehand Swirl and Curl and the thread is InvisaFil.
Have you ever started quilting a project and after a few stitches abandon your plans and start over? Sometimes, you just have to do it!
Thanks!! 🙂 Linda