Today was the deadline to get this batik quilt quilted. I have been sewing for the last 4 days, in between house cleaning, family life, baseball and sleep. But it is done! Yay, phew!
The key to working with a big quilt is to keep the massive bulk of fabric organized and in control. These words make me happy. I like organized and in control. Lots of rolling and pinning rolls in place and feeding evenly.
The suggestion was made to use variegated thread for the quilting, but I decided to just use a variety of thread instead.
Jewel tones, just like all the lovely batiks. I chose to do double straight line quilting for ease of the bulk.
And then just 33 feet of binding to attach. I have sewn it onto the front and will hand bind it to the back this week.
On a sad note, Linda Rafuse, the owner of Satin Moon Quilted Garden who donated all the fabric for this quilt, passed away this weekend. I didn’t know her, but feel connected to her through her fabric that I have been handling for the last few weeks.