The quilt for our oldest daughter’s wedding is back from the machine quilter. I machined the binding onto the front today. Now all that is left is to turn the binding and stitch it down, then make and apply the label. At the risk of jinxing myself, I’ll tell you that I have *never* made a quilt this quickly before. Sending the top out for machine quilting has everything to do with that.
Here’s a sneak peek at the quilt, the last you’ll see until after the wedding:
The background fabric is very busy and I knew that the quilting would not show up from the top side. I had her do a simple outline of the stars and a feather stitch in the borders.
I was focused on how it would look from the back — something interesting and in keeping with the butterfly print of the backing fabric.
Using the varigated thread made all the all the difference.