After getting my heart quilt finished (yay!), I decided to turn my attention to this little quilt. Since it isn't very big ( 46" x 56"), I thought I would try basting it on a large section of my kitchen counter. I used tape and some large clamps to secure the backing, and pin-basted 1/2 at a time. It worked pretty well!
So, last night I started in on quilting it. I decided to quilt curvy lines in the squares, and am doing all the white areas first.
I really like how it's looking, and am wondering if I'll even need to quilt in the colored squares. We'll have to see. I plan on echo-quilting around the applique, and doing some quilting inside the flowers and leaves.
In between the heart quilt and the Posie Patch, I had a little sew-in one afternoon with some quilt-y friends (you'll remember them from the quilt show). Pam brought us some mini quilts she had just finished up:
Aren't they the cutest! Now I'm thinking of making one (or some). She was finishing up the binding on this one:
Sorry, it's hard to see the colors in the photo, but it I would call it a low volume 16-patch quilt. She made it to fit her picnic table. Don't know if I'd want to eat on it. : ) Pam is leaving us next month to spend the summer in Wisconsin, but she'll be back in the fall. Hopefully she'll come back with more show-n-tell.
Linda made us the cutest little closeable fabric baskets, just perfect as thread catchers. You can see it at my Instagram (sorry, I couldn't get the pic to show up here).
I worked on my Happy Pinwheels quilt, and finished it up that evening. I'll start quilting on it after I'm done working on my Posie Patch quilt.
Hope you all had a happy Easter. We had lots of family over, including these little cuties who are waiting for the egg hunt:
Despite her size, the little one in the middle gathered the most eggs; no head start for her next year. : )
Linking to: Quilt Story - Fabric Tuesday