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The two WIPs on my mind lately, and on their way to being finished are Jack Attack and Fresh Baby.
I've managed to quilt a few more lines on the Union Jacks, but it is getting more difficult as I get closer to the center of the quilt b/c my machine throat space is so small.
I'm about halfway into the second Jack.
Then just one more, and it will be quilted.
Whew! That is one accomplishment I'm looking forward to. This thing is so big it's been a real challenge. Doesn't help that my spray basting keeps coming loose, grr. I've tried pins, and spray, and prior to this quilt, I had better luck with the spray. I think I just need more practice with both.
The Fresh Baby quilt is almost quilted. Straight lines for that one, too.. but on the diagonal. Instead of just quilting it out and using dots for the binding, I tried something new and made a ruffle with satin blanket binding.
Then I layed the batting on the floor, put the backing on top right side up, and the top on top of that right side down.
Stitched around, leaving a gap, flipped it right side out, and it worked out pretty well! No spray or pins this time.
Just quilting on the diag, and the edges are finished with a ruffle.
I like how the ruffle echoes the ric-rac and adds a sweet touch.
The quilting is about two thirds done, so it should be done soon. Like maybe tonight? I probably just jinxed myself by saying that. ;)
Here is a close up or two of the quilting. I'm loving straight lines right now. Easy, clean looking.
Hopefully I will have one or the other done and ready to enter into the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.
Jack Attack is looking great! My machine has very little throat space, too. Everytime I quilt, I start dreaming of a machine with more space :) I'm always so relieved to hit the half-way point so I can turn the quilt around and start decreasing the amount of quilt stuffed in there. I've been trying to get decent pictures of a quilt for the festival for the past few days - hopefully tomorrow is the day :)
Hi, Kelli. Adorable baby quilt with neat fabrics and I like the inclusion of "Fresh". Luv'd your donkey phone cases! I must say, however, that I don't quite get the Union Jack popularity. It seems to be going around. Maybe I'll get it sooner or later.
Adorbs with the blanket binding.
I am a 505 whore. Love the stuff. What spray baste are you using? If it is 505, I bet you need a new can because yours is defective. I have never had a problem! Oh wait, yes I have. Some fabrics need to be prewashed to work better with the 505, mostly cheapo ones that have too much sizing in them. That could be a problem. Also makes sure you are spraying the batting, not the fabric. Likely you know all of this already and are all "shut up", but I like to impart my professional wisdom anywhere I can just to feel important.