Remember when I went insane trying to finish a queen size quilt before I left town? I can't tell you how glad I am that I got that accomplished. This month is flying by and November is shaping up to be even crazier. Now that I am home, I had a chance to throw it on the bed and take some photos.
The majority of the steps for creating this quilt were similar to my first quilt. The two exceptions were that I measured the rectangles this time (they were 5x11 inches) and I machine stitched the whole thing together. For those unfamiliar with quilting, a quilt is usually made up of three major pieces : the quilt top (which in my case is patterned), the batting and the backing (which in my case is white). All three pieces need to be held together in multiple places. This can be done all sorts of ways, but usually is accomplished through tying, hand-stitching or machine-stitching.
This time around I went with machine-stitching. I wish I had a secret for how I stitched something this large, but I don't. I just shoved it under the needed and made it work. I don't even have a "walking-foot" which I've heard is a good thing to have to keep your needle straight. Basically, I wanted to stitch around some of the blocks with similar colored thread, but I didn't care if it was perfect. Actually, I think that's the secret : let go of perfection and you can get this done.
Anyway, I love the color mix. It's subtle and perhaps a bit girly, but hopefully Paul won't mind. And I love it with our headboard. Now I just need to move to Ventura and redecorate our bedroom around it. I think our teal dresser will become the future baby's dresser. ;)
ps : I learned everything I know about quilting from Denyse Schmidt Quilts.