I'm dedicating July to doing lots of quilting and finishing. This isn't going to be about exhibit quilts. This is about getting some blankets done. I started by attaching 5 backs to zippers so that the quilts will be ready to load.
I don't know if I've ever shared this but I attach my quilt backs to the zippers with this curved-bottom stapler. This think has to be 50 years old. Mom gave it to me and it came from the doctor's office that she worked in from the time I was little. The doctor she worked for was our doctor. I was in college before I realized that people had to wait in a waiting room to see the doctor. We always went in the back door!
A stack of quilts ready to go!
First up is the wedding quilt and I quilted it with a flurry of feathers and hearts.
Even though it's quilted as a all-over I did take a little extra time to quilt a heart in the center.
I was so happy quilting this one until I saw this on the back! Someone did a poor job of basting.
I shared this photo on Facebook to see how many people would rip out the stitching and how many would leave it. The results were about 50/50. I wasn't about to rip the stitching out. Remember, this is a "blanket". I hand stitched the pleat down.
Can you see it on the back?
After it was quilted I cut the binding and was putting the leftover fabric away. I realized I had a lot of leftover fabric so instead of binding the quilt I made pillowcases to go with it. Fortunately I wrote a pillowcase tutorial almost 10 years ago so I could get to the instructions easily. The binding will get done soon.
Next up is the second Rainbow quilt. This one is going to quilt up fast!
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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