I asked the kids to hold the quilt for me, don't you just love those little feet?
My free motion quilting continues to improve. I have been doing lots of reading from other quilters about what works for them. For me, my machine needs to be on a stitch length of 0 with the tension turned to about 8 (otherwise I get all sorts of funky things happening on the underside, especially when sewing curves or circles. I bought a supreme slider and think it does make a bit of a difference. My biggest problem is that at the moment I don't have a designated sewing spot, so I'm using the dining table, this is causing 2 problems - kills my back as the machine sits too high, creates a lot of drag as the machine is higher and I have to drag the quilt around when manoeuvring it.
I like the back of this quilt. I was ready to put it all together and didn't have a piece big enough in my stash, so I improvised and created a back to fit with what I had on hand. I really like the back - still need to put a label on. I have been printing my own labels and have found the process really simple, just with white fabric, freezer paper and my ink jet printer.
So what do I do with this quilt? Baby bear #3 informed me today that 'we have too many quilts in this house'...think I have a problem.