|Amish Baby 54-40 Or Fight, 50" x 50", with Minky Backing and Satin Blanket Binding|
IT IS FINISHED!!! Arm slings, thumb splints, frozen shoulder, surgery, and uncooperative satin blanket binding could not defeat me. My Amish Baby 54-40 Or Fight quilt is finished, and I like it! I even ended up loving the double row of zigzagging on the satin binding (a functional necessity since I did not manage to perfectly align the inner edge of the binding in a couple of places on the first pass). I think it looks decorative, almost like another skinny border coming off the edge of the quilt. Yeah, on second thought, I MEANT to do that.
|Detail of Free-Motion Quilting and Double Zigzagged Satin Binding|
|Snuggly, Cuddly, Baby Friendly Textures Ready for Gifting|
So, to recap: This is the first quilt I've made that I designed in my EQ7 software from start to finish, and I absolutely love it. Here's the computer design I created back in late December of last year:
|My EQ7 Design for Amish Baby 54-40 Or Fight|
I'm especially pleased with how I did the quilting on this one, pushing myself beyond my comfort zone and trying out some new things for the first time on a "real quilt." And you know what? I didn't ruin it! I'll have to remember that the next time I'm afraid to "ruin" a quilt top by trying a new quilting design!
And now, back to my paper pieced pineapple log cabin blocks. I'm linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, Link a Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts, Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and TGIFF (Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday).