To say that I'm almost finished with this quilt is a great statement!
This is the Front of my Sew Out Loud quilt that I started awhile back. It is all paper pieced and was part of a quilt along on Flicker.
This is the Back of the quilt with the binding all made and ready to go!
When I started this quilt I wanted to do it 'quilt as you go' style.
But the problem with that was i didn't think it thru.
I sewed the 3 blocks across together with the sashing....added the batting to the back and began my quilting. Turned out great.....
except...now back to my lack of planning...
I wasn't sure about the backing so I purposely didn't add one to my quilt as you go.
The front of the quilt, after adding the sashings looks great, lays flat...great!
when I put the backing on I really could only sew around the sashings because of the quilting I did in the 'quilt as you go' method! Which, unfortunately produced a rather 'cushy' block on the front.
I am now quilting, by hand, all around each block and in some areas of the block to make it a little more FLAT.
Now it isn't really THAT bad...nice and comfy...but I want to try an 'tack down' some of the blocks so it's not quite so puffy.
Hopefully I can get this done quickly...so far I have 2 rows completed with the hand quilting...3 to go, if my hands and arms and shoulders hold out !!!!!
Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a wonderful weekend.
Leave a comment if you have a better idea for fixing my problem...I'll be sure to think things out better the next time!