Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Finished Greek Cross Quilt

Since I decided to make two more of the Greek cross quilts from the Across the Sea Quilt Along, I went ahead and finished up my "trial" quilt over the long weekend.  I didn't wait to put the border on it or the fancy pieced back because I plan to make a 4 x 5 block quilt for Esther by this Saturday morning for her birthday, and then another larger quilt for myself out of the latest two
Denyse Schmidt Joann's collections. 

I wasn't sure how I was going to quilt it because normally I would just do some free motion quilting all over it. But you see, someone has given me a HUGE roll (literally a bale) of polyester batting.  It is the perfect size for a baby quilt, so anytime I make a small quilt,
 I try to use it.  Let me go on the record and say I hate this polyester batting and its poofiness.  So, I peeled off one
layer from the batting and went for it.  It was usable, but certainly not ideal.

The back looks good.  I just winged a box in a box (no tape to guide me) and then straight lines using the edge of my
walking foot as a guide.  It's bound with the stripe print from one of the cross fabrics.

Here's an up close shot of the quilting.  You can tell my squares aren't perfectly centered or symmetrical, but I just
needed to get this quilt done so I could move on to the next one.

I've got some of the blocks done for Esther's quilt and hope to share a pic of that soon.

1 comment:

  1. Great quilting! I enjoy geometrical patterns in quilts (maybe that´s why I´m not so into wonky blocks) and like the secondary pattern on the back.


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