After finally sewing something this summer, I'm back to the arrow that started it all... The radiant one ;) And since things didn't pan out for the pantone challenge with this little quilt, I figured I'd have a go at Rach of Family Ever After's Sewvivor auditions! Because why not throw my name in the hat? After all, it is quilter's edition this season! :o)
So I've had my heart set on handquilting this one for quite some time... I even handpicked an assortment of neutral anchor floss to complement the mismatched feedsack tones in the background:
But knowing any quilting would have to withstand quite a bit of washing (naptime quilts are weekly loads at our house!), I figured I should give myself a little bit of insurance by straight-line quilting on the machine before getting out my thimble.
|The lines fall roughly every inch on the diagonal.|
And in a surprising twist of preparedness, I have the perfect binding—a bluish/purple striped oakshott—all ready to go just as soon as I add all those handquilted stripes and echo stars.
...Make that almost ready to go thanks to my little helper. ;o) (I'm guessing the handquilting will be a much bigger task than rewinding that binding, anyhow.)
And with any luck I'll finish the pattern by the time I get this little cot quilt bound! (Which would be quite the feat, as it's been on my list since teaching elements of this design back in April. <<insert ashamed emoticon here>>)