Remember this baby quilt I whipped up from scraps a couple weeks ago?

Scrap Orange Baby QuiltI finally finished the quilting, got the binding on, and delivered it to our Kid’s Quilts group on Friday. I haven’t posted about it because I have really yucky pictures. I don’t know about where you are, but here in West Virginia, we’ve seen nothing but rainy and cloudy days for what seems like weeks. So I snapped a couple quickie indoor pics with my phone and posted them on Instagram. But I really want you to see the quilting, so you are going to get to see the finished quilt crappy pictures and all!

Orange-Scrap-Baby-QuiltI love the quilting on this. First I stitched in the ditch around all the blocks and the triangle piecing. Then I quilted swirls in all the background squares. This design is fairly new to me, so I took my time with it. It was really good practice, and as I progressed I could see that the swirls were getting better.

I did not use the stitch regulator on this project. Because the area I was stitching was small and the movements were tiny, I had a difficult time keeping the regulator in a spot where it could read my movements. I ended up just listening to the speed of the machine – I got pretty good at telling when I was moving too fast or slow just by the sound.

It’s not perfect, but I am pleased with the quilting.

BindingI’m not excited about the binding, but it was leftover from a previous project and I really wanted to keep this a scrap/stash project. I also did the binding by machine. It’s not my favorite method, but for this it worked really well.

I’m happy to call this a finish!

Now, time to report on my second pattern for the #MayIsForMakers challenge. The pattern I chose is called The Carol Quilt by Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting. I’ve been following Erica’s blog for a while and this is the first pattern she has released for herself, although she has done previous work for magazines and fabric manufacturers.

The Carol Quilt

I have so many scraps that suddenly seems to have multiplied – I think I can use them in this pattern and it will be so pretty. I’m excited to give this quilt a try, but it might be a while – my To Do list is getting longer by the day! 🙂

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