In between all the excitement, I kept the pedal to the medal to finish my Plus Sign quilt that I told you about last time HERE.
I like to spray baste my quilts, so off I went to the deck on a nice day and put my quilt sandwich on the box that we store our deck chairs in. It rolls easily so it was perfect to use as I moved it around to spray the layers.
I pieced the backing using some yardage I had that also share those bright blues and lime greens!
I decided to go with straight line quilting, side to side, using a YLI Teal variegated thread.
I started on the same side for each line of stitching and then changed at the midway point to reduce any unwanted rippling. I have a handy dandy quilting attachment by Pfaff that allows me to adjust my quilting lines on either side.
You can see the quilting lines a little better at this angle.
When it was time to sew on the binding, I rolled my binding around an antique spindle, put the spindle in an empty trash can, and sewed it on as it unravelled easily from the roll. The things we do to make life easier!
The quilt finishes at 50" x 64", a perfect size for a cuddle quilt. It is now hanging in the Artisans Collective gift shop located at the Port Hastings Museum. The shop opens tomorrow and it is my day to work! ( Open hours are Monday - Friday from 9-5; starting in July, also open on weekends from 12-4). If you're in the area, please drop by. I will take my camera tomorrow to get some pictures...always a better selection at the start of the summer!
Thank you for all your wishes for Mom's recovery. I just returned from another trip to Moncton and I saw a huge improvement from last time. Every day she continues to get better due to the excellent care and support she is receiving from the medical staff, her family, and her friends.
It's a great day for quilting!