It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that I could not wait to start quilting the Easter Stripe quilt. Once I got the thread I just had to see what it looked like.
First I had to layer the quilt. For backing I am using unbleached muslin. It is 90″ wide so I can use just one piece…no seam.
I tack the backing to the floor using thumb tacks…(masking tape is safer for your floor and also works)
Many people have commented that there are better ways to do the basting so you don’t have to be on the floor but I find this method works best for me. I can get the entire job done in about 30 min.
After the backing pinned down I lay out and smooth the batting. I am trying Mountain Mist Cream Rose cotton batting.
Next I lay down the top and smooth it out…
Next I add the safety pins….I used one pin at the intersection of each block and a few more around the border Very few pins by some peoples standard ( some people will pin every 6″) but I don’t like to use a lot The layers are held together the backing was very tight and smooth as was the top and batting so I don’t need a million pins, the layers aren’t going to slip apart;
Ready to quilt! I found *3 Perle cotton thread on line
I am using an embroidery needle and the stitches are at about 6 per inch. I honestly don’t care how many stitches there are per inch…I care how they look. My goal is for them to be even and neat. I only count stitches so I can give you and Idea of scale.
The quilting is going well. I like the batting..it is easy to quilt through.
The quilting is going pretty fast.
The quilting simply follows the piecing..just inside the seam allowances , this way I don’t have to quilt through any seams.
If I stick to it this quilt won’t take very long to finish.
I might get Teddy to help
I forgot to mention that I added some quilts for sale to my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts