After deciding on a pieced back, I didn’t have time to quilt this week anyway. Since I had a chance to buy one to coordinate, I did that instead. Face it, you knew I was going to change my mind anyway. This afternoon I finally had time to quilt, so I loaded the quilt on the frame and cut the batting to match the back. Except I cut the batting crooked…. and of course it was too narrow in the middle. Oh brother. I cut another piece to fit, and away I went! I used the same allover design as on Dork A’s (it’s not the only one I know how to do, really). The fabrics remind me of water, so I wanted a flowing, wave-like pattern in the quilting. Here’s the beginning:
I was having fun, and couldn’t believe it when I advanced the quilt and discovered I was more than halfway done! But, in typical Heidi fashion, I noticed something kinda funny. Take a look…. first, the right-hand side of the quilt on the frame:
Plenty of batting this time. Whew. Wait a minute, what happened here? The left side at the same point…..
Um, yeah. Plenty of batting. It was just barely wide enough. Good thing it’s quilting and not brain surgery.
I finished it this afternoon – I haven’t quilted a whole quilt in one day in a really long time. Really excited about this one, though. Here it is, the best I could capture the quilting:
Yay! Can’t wait to give it to the special recipient!