Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Kate's Baby Quilt
It's a very different approach in piecing than I usually take and I've really enjoyed it. This picture doesn't do it justice. I started with the darkest color in the center of the block and worked my way outward in a wonky log cabin fashion with lighter and lighter colors.
I've decided against adding a border and I'm thinking of quilting it with straight lines, maybe slightly diagonal... Not sure yet.
I can't quilt it yet because I don't have the backing ready and I don't have a walking foot yet for my new machine. Hopefully when I get the backing ready, I'll have the right foot.
Anybody have advice on how to quilt this other than what I mentioned above? I'm not solid with my free-motion yet, so I don't want to do something this big without my walking foot. What thread would you use?
I'm going to try to finish it in time to enter it in the contest at the Modern Quilt Guild. I have a couple of months to go, though.