Some Kids’ Quilts Finishes
I am very happy to have gotten two quilts finished before the holiday hustle and bustle begins.
I have quilted them each a little differently. For this one, I used 80 wt. thread and stitched in the ditch down all the columns. Then I did some swag shapes at the tops and bottoms of the rectangles.
Last year I was given bags and bags of fabric, much of it pre-cut, and I have been working on turning it into “I Spy” quilts. I finally got one completed.
The backing fabric is not one I would have ever chosen myself, but it has bright colors, and who can say no to a whole backing??
On this one, I got a little venturesome with the stitching — I stitched in the ditch with an 80-weight thread in white, then I crossed the colorful squares with a variegated 12-weight thread. Then I quilted the sashings with the 80-weight white thread again, so they would stay flatter and the colorful squares would puff.
On both quilts, I had plenty of backing fabric, so I just turned it to the front instead of doing a separate binding.
It feels so good to finish! All I’m asking Santa for is more time to quilt!