In just enough time for my Friday Finish, I completed the ultra wavy quilting of the Simply Star baby quilt. Only the binding to go…Whoop Whoop!!
I am really liking how my first big quilt is coming along. Unfortunately, it is a very grey morning but I managed to convince the hubby during a break in the showers, to help me get a couple of photos showing the progress:
I learnt so much with regards to quilting in this one. It definitely takes practice to get the smooth motions and how to move the fabric around when trying straight (ish) lines with a walking foot. I do have some little peaks in my straight lines that became less of an occurrence as I went along, and got the hang of quilting a large quilt. I was amazed at finding this great stripe fabric (a Robert Kaufman fabric) and the Moda cross weave green-yellow fabric at my LQS, Thimble pleasures.
NOTE: Marmalade Fabrics also have the cross weave fabric line.
The ultra wavy quilting was a lot of fun. I did not really plan the quilting out, it was more improv…as I finished each section I visualized the next lot of lines and how I thought it should be broken up. The lines are approximately 1 – 1 1/2″ apart.
If you are interested the progression of the Simply Stars quilt here are the other posts:
- Back completed and quilting underway – link to the ultra wavy quilting tutorial by Janice @ Better of Threads
- Front completed – Information on size and fabric choices
- Piecing the blocks + rows and here
Linking up with Amanda Jean’s Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts