The colors in this block are comforting and as a family we decided to keep this one. I told my Robert it’s his.
He makes eggs in the cast iron pan for himself and our youngest on his work-from-home days, so it will be well loved.
Instead of quilting the top to the InsulBright and the bottom to the batting, then combining them, I thought I’d try quilting the whole, squooshy thing together.
The pin basting almost made me give up on that idea. While you can’t tell how mooshy-squooshy it is on the front,
you certainly can tell from the back:
That scared me.
I put on my walking foot, and kept the same Aurifil 50wt in, I think it’s ‘slate,’ on the machine. It was a bit squirrelly. You can see I marked some lines…but it was still squiggly.
Here’s the top finished. The shifting wasn’t too bad, but some of those lines are wonky.
Here’s the back:
I did the self-binding from the back…I probably should have changed thread color here to the purple or used bias tape for a cleaner finish, and if it was going as a gift, I certainly would have redone that part, but for home use, I’m good with it.
I sound like I’m not happy with it. I am…I just know I rushed it and I was tired, you know? It’s very pretty still.
Pretty pretty pretty.