I am going to be doing a one day craft show this fall. So I have spent spare moments this summer making tote bags and baby quilts. Here is another one recently finished:
The quilt is really, truly square! I was being a lazy photographer :P.
I have been playing with some fast and easy ways to free motion quilt these. I am happy with the texture in this one:
Here is a shot of the back:
One technique I use to maximize the texture on the front of the quilt, is to use all pre-washed fabrics on the front and UNWASHED fabric on the back. Yes, I know, this breaks all the rules but the quilt police have never stopped by my house. The binding on this quilt was not pre-washed either and it is entirely applied by machine.
The fabrics are hand dyes I cooked up when learning to dye a rainbow using the terrific instruction provided by Melissa at Fabric Dyeing 101. If you are at all interested in learning to hand dye fabrics, you must read her blog! Such a generous person to share all her years of wisdom on the subject. This blog gave me the courage to finally take the plunge and try this.
Until next time….