No, I am not giving up blogging, but this is the penultimate blogpost about the #freefall quilt, or as I like to call it #dougiesshirts quilt. I have finished. Only a label left to do, and sure my sister knows I made it for her, does she need a label? Yes, it does, that's a whole project in itself.
The linkup for Sandra, mmmquilts, is on 15 June, and I want to keep the final photos for then. I finished tonight about 5 minutes ago, 8.55pm on Monday 29 May, but I will show you the photo from lunch time.
I used two threads for the quilting, a green aurifil thread, 4129, the green spool weight for the bobbin. The top thread is a YLI thread , a variegated brown and cream quilting thread which I used in the Coins quilt I made for my dad way back in September 2015. This seemed rather appropriate. Some of the binding fabric from this quilt will be used again here.
I decided to quilt the lapquilt in two different directions. The blue shadow leaf is quilted in a diagonal from the centre of the long tip to the edges of the blue leaf. The quilting is the width of the small squares, 1 1/2" apart. The green background has the quilting going from left to right, or top to bottom, whichever you prefer with lines that I am afraid don't look just so evenly spaced and straight.
So far so good. Except I might not be finished yet. I was toying with the idea doing a perle cotton outline around the blue shadow leaf. I'm going to try and see how it looks. Watch this space.