So, quilt stats: This is Em's Mom's Quilt - she is an amazing needle turn applique lady! No joke - amazing! Can't even see the thread and circles? - circles!! Wow - I was so happy to work on this quilt. The pattern is from Pieceocake's "My Whimsical Quilt Garden" book. I used two layers of Hobbs 100% cotton and So Fine thread.
The reason I thought using two layers of batting would be a great idea for this quilt is because I really wanted to make the applique "pop!" It did pop, that's for sure, but it was a lot harder to control my machine around the applique - I have to log that down for future reference.
I had fun with this quilt because it had so many different fabrics that I could just quilt whatever popped in my head. I didn't use any marking for this quilt - it's all free motion quilting. The borders around each block are stitched in the ditch. I had a hard time deciding if this was enough quilting for the borders in the blocks, but I am happy with the results.
This fabric is amazing! Seriously - talk about quilting texture goodness. I can't believe how fun this was to quilt. It seriously makes the quilt 3D - I love it!
Last, but not least - my favorite part of the quilt. It's just a fun whimsical quilt design that I think just goes with the quilt. I hope she likes it!!!!
One more thing - we still have precuts available for our Sample Spree going on right now. Fabric lines that aren't even available yet!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!