We're almost there.
It's the last step before we have an awesome quilt to curl up with/hang on the wall/ run around with it like a big cape.
Maybe that last step is only for me.
One of the great things is that you should already have your binding made:
That's the biggest lil' roll of binding I've rolled up.
Before we can bind, we've gotta quilt though.
Since I know that some of y'all would like to send your quilts off to be long-armed (and how jealous am I), completed tops will be eligible for link-up and prizes.
If you are submitting a top to the link-up it does have to be completely finished tho, including having the petals sewn down, not just ironed. Also, if you can, in your post make a note of the quilting design that you're having done. Are you going for bubbles? Some thing more scroll-like?
Those of us finishing our quilts at home, it's time to get basting and quilting!
Me? I'm a spray baste girl. I don't like pins. But baste as you please! Pins! Thread! Spray! It all works.
Links to Basting Tutorials:
Spray Basting @ Stitched in Color
Pin Basting @ Red Pepper Quilts
Quilting is certainly a personal preference sort of thing. I love that people can make the same block pattern and have the quilting set it off in different ways. I'm using my applique lines as my quilt lines and I'll continue the pattern in the squares.
And now here's where I own up to the silly reasons I don't have mine done:
All my petals are ironed. It's basted to batting.
I did a super quick run to IKEA when I was heading downtown for an event for backing.
I'm talking 15 minutes in and out cause I was running late.
I *thought* I'd grabbed a sheet set.
Not so much.
It's a duvet cover. And I don't really like the double layer. I'd rather not go downtown again either.
So what will I be doing today?
My seam ripper and I are going to be best friends.
The upside is that I'll also have a backing for my Hush Bella (hexyMF) quilt.
The downside is obviously the seam ripping.
Link Up Post is next Monday, Aug. 6th
I'll leave it open for 1 week. (So it'll close Monday Aug. 13th)
This means you've got 2 weeks from today to get your quilts done.
Links of Interest:
For those that need more info on binding (or even a refresher) I've gathered up some of my favorite online tutorials.
Red Pepper Quilts
Stitched in Color - Zigzag binding
I absolutely can't wait to see everyone's finished quilt!