After finding the most perfect backing fabric ever yesterday afternoon (check out the picture below), there was no stopping me. Usually I'm an old-fashioned safety pin basting kinda girl, but I took advantage of the dry weather and decided to recruit my husband to help me try spray basting for the very first time (more on that little misadventure another time). Suffice it to say that although it was dry, it was a little breezy, and that made things very interesting. We did however, manage somehow to get the quilt basted successfully without the unwelcome additions of leaf bits and dirt- though not very efficiently. Ha!
I decided to quilt it with a simple meandering, since the recipient of this quilt has told me before that it's her favorite kind of quilting. Truthfully, it's really my favorite too. I love how it makes the quilt all crinkly, and how it doesn't compete with the fabrics. By the way- I don't think I can call my quilting "stippling" just yet, since my stitching pattern is very random and not always evenly spaced. FMQ is still new for me; I've only been doing it since January. Other examples of stippling that I've seen have very regular curved lines. I'm in awe of people who can do that on their regular home machines, and I'm continuously trying to reach that standard. I don't know if you can see what I mean in the picture below-
The most perfect backing- tone on tone chevrons in the most perfect shade of aqua
(picture taken in the most imperfect lighting)-
So anyway, here's the finished quilt (fyi- the dark color in the quilt looks black, but it's navy blue)-
Again, my complete lack of patience will simply not allow me to wait until it is daylight to take a better picture. Hope you like it!
I'm linking up to Fabric Tuesday at QuiltStory, Too Cute Tuesday, Link a Finish Friday, and Finish it Up Friday at CrazyMom Quilts