About a week and a half ago Sarah posted about a “potluck quilt” she just finished, I fell in love with it. hard. I had to make one. Sarah gave great instructions in her post on how she put together the quilt- I followed her measurements and made just a few changes.
Instead of just one white diamond, I made two. By the time I cut out my white strips I was done with 3.5″ squares, so the white pieces are actually rectangles.
I used only the scraps I had in my stash (and this didn’t even make a dent, sigh!), I did buy a vintage sheet for the backing. I LOVE how well the backing puffed up after quilting/washing. This time around I tried quilt basting spray, I used this June Taylor brand and was very happy with the results. Here is a great tutorial on how to use it. There was NO sticky-ness while sewing at all, and I found it did a pretty good job of holding everything together- in spite of my lack luster pinning job. I will for sure use it again on big projects. Speaking of which- this is the largest quilt I have ever made, and it was a chore to quilt for sure. Is there a trick I am missing- quilting on a regular machine?!!
I still can’t believe I finished it- in less than two weeks. I finished it last night and my fingers are now itching for a new project….any ideas for me?! What have you been sewing?