I finished quilting and binding my friendship braid quilt that I started in this post!
After piecing the braid, appliquéing the flowers and embroidering the flowers and the butterflies, I sewed all of it together to form the top of the quilt! This is, to me, the easy part, now comes the sandwiching of the three layers so that I can start quilting it!
Well this one was no different! After pinning the quilt and choosing the kind and colour of thread that I would be using, the quilting starts! I start with the easy quilting, this is the stitch in the ditch and I using my walking foot to stitch along the long straight seam lines.
Then I move over to the free motion quilting. I have been following a blog called In Box Jaunt written by Lori Kennedy and she has the most amazing free motion quilting tutorials and I used the fabulous flower tutorial as a quilt design for the braid.
Now I “free motion” outline, the appliqué design, and quilt a free motion design in the negative space! Big job is done! Square it off, bind and make a label, lately I have enjoyed making nice labels and I really like this one. It has a braid as border and some hand embroidery.
Now I want to finish my Dear Jane quilt that I started 5 years ago! Maybe a little Dutch quilt on the side!