After several days of not sewing, I finally got back in the groove today. Other things in life have taken up my evenings when I normally sew. Today has been wonderful. The baby quilt is now backed and quilted and all in one piece.
I have read every day of Petite Design Co.'s 31 Days of Walking Foot Quilting. So I was ready to quilt this with my walking foot. I started with the idea of straight lines - but where is the thingy that attaches to the walking foot to use as a guide? Hmmmmmm.. so I tried it without it. Ha ha. I have some organic lines that aren't very straight. Those run side to side on the quilt. Then I crossed those with wavy lines from the top of each section to the bottom of the section. Not bad, not bad at all. See:
I used leftover pieces along with some other pieces I had for the backing. I love the planned randomness of it.
How do I "plan" the backs? I am glad someone asked that in an email. I take the section of the quilt and lay it face down on the floor. Then I take the pieces I am hoping to use and put them together sort of like a jigsaw puzzle until I get something I like. Then I take a small section at a time to the sewing machine and start putting it together. I always make the back pieces bigger than the top so I have some wiggle room. I think it works pretty well.
Now I have to decide on binding. I was thinking "red" but I have several pieces of leftover binding from various other quilts. So I may make a scrappy binding. What do you think?
Oh yes, I am in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy'sCreative Side. My Quilt is number 280. I would love it if you voted for me.