I started work on the Dick and Jane quilt. I decided to use the flannel backing fabric as the sashing as well.
the top finished at 36″ x 48″
Since it is a small quilt (lets call it crib sized) I was able to use up some scrap batting. When I make a quilt I often have pieces of batting leftover and for this quilt I joined a few together to make a piece large enough.
They sell iron on tape that can be used to join batting pieces together but I can not imagine that it is easy to hand quilt through. I sew the pieces together using an edge joining foot.
the batting pieces are butted up against the metal blade in the center of the foot and a zig zag stitch joins the pieces without any overlap so there will not be any bumps.
So now to layer the quilt. I start by tacking the backing fabric to the floor (right side down) you could use tap if you don’t want to mess up the floor.
next I add the batting. this is Warm and Natural batting and I think you can see where I joined 2 pieces together
Next add the top and smooth it all out
and next I pin it all together with safety pins.
Ready to quilt. I am hand quilting this in a hoop. It is small so it wont take long.
I am using a #11 John James Between needle ( not a gold, or a large eye, or a quilters, which are all different… a plain #11 between) and coats cotton quilting thread.
If I work on this regularly I should have it done in a few weeks.
But it is difficult to stick to one thing…so we will see how it goes.