Saturday, September 25, 2010
The binding is FINALLY finished. Last week we took a little trip to Florida (it was SO hot), and I took a few quilts with me to bind so I could feel productive. I have had this quilt completed for a month or so now and just need to get going on the binding. I am so glad I finished it. Both the boys love this quilt. I was originally going to sell it, but Jake keeps telling me how much he loves his "nice and cuddly car quilt". So I guess he gets to keep it.
I used this tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew and I love how quick and easy, yet cute this quilt is. I think it might be my new go to baby quilt gift pattern. I have some old fish fabric that I love that I think could look cute in this pattern.
I have to say the backing fabric could be a quilt all on its own! Love the big cars. (Excuse the wrinkles it was packed in a suitcase for a day or so).
I had bought a new gadget for my quilt machine which locks the wheels for straight line quilting. I decided to give them a try on this quilt. I didn't measure the lines at all, just added a few to each row. I really like how it turned out, although next time I will measure to even things out. It sure made straight line quilting a dream though!
All in all I'm loving this quilt. Cute, fun, easy to put together. It was a good size without being overly expense to buy fabric for. I think its also a great pattern for pulling from my stash too. Would more could a quilter ask for?