It's a little late in the day, but here is my Friday finish.
I changed up the layout of this quilt over the course of making it - first, to keep it small and second, so the focus is on the autographed strips. I narrowed the border pieces and turned it into kind of a stacked coin (dollars?) layout.
I quilted the vertical strips with loopy scallops - some of them look like I did them in italics, but I got a lot better by the end!
In the other sections I practiced several other motifs.
I machine stitched the border, since this will only be a wall hanging. I have seen machine sewn bindings that look nice enough to be "seen", but mine do not, unfortunately.
Last night at guild meeting, a member asked for donations of toddler quilts for a program that gives birthday parties/gifts to children in low income families.
I have a lot of estate sale/thrift store fabric and quite a few juvenile panels that I think I could make into some cute quilts. I am pretty confident that my free motion quilting skills are at the point that I could do them pretty quickly, but I would like to be able to machine stitch the bindings so they will be sturdier and also, quicker to finish.
If you have a favorite machine binding tutorials to recommend, I would appreciate any tips!
I would love to have 5 or 6 quilts to deliver to our next meeting!
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