Almost done, I’m down to handstitching the binding on this quilt.
The quilting took a little longer than I planned. My problem with straightling quilting is that it seems so simple compared to free motion quilting, that I say things like “I want someting simple to complement the pattern – just straight quilting around the edge of each diamond — actually I’ll put a couple of lines, like 3 or 4 of them – close together, on both the inside and outside of the seam” and not think about how much quilting time and how many pivots of the quilt I’m taking on during a heat wave.
But I love how the quilting came out : 2-4 (it varies) lines of quilting on each side of the seams, at varying widths. Enough variation to feel fresh and fun, but simple enough to reflect the classic block and clean lines.
Oh, and I found perfectly coordinated pink and orange stripes for the backing (with a bit of patchwork) and dots for the binding .
More once it’s done!