I’m working on quilting the Iris quilt and since the final class preview for the melted crayon technique that I’m teaching is tonight I wanted to get the center part mostly done. I think I’m happy with the quilting. Not sure if I’ll add more or not yet. I need to quilt the borders. Still undecided as to how I’m going to do those.
(Forgive the bad cell phone photos – it was 11:30PM last night when I finished and dark this morning when I left work so no light to speak of and didn’t have time to do a DSLR pic)
After quilting on all the registration lines I did a 1/4 quilting line beside each one.
I need to give the Iris and other applique pieces a good press now that the quilt is dry (had to spray it down to remove blue water soluable marking lines).
Before I went to sleep I dug through a box of fabric scraps that I received from the Fat Quarter Shop. I purchased the 12lb Fabric Grab Bag from them to see what sorts of stuff they included since the other one I used to get from a different company is no longer available. The FQS estimates 20-25 yards of fabric is included in each Grab Bag. That’s less than $3 a yard if you’re conservative and estimate you only get 20 yards. I think I got more than that.
I received a fair amount of tans and black fabric, tons of Project Linus (Snoopy) fabric, a few civil war repos, lots of fun dot prints and a full 1/2 yard set of Riley Blake large chevrons. I’m really excited to do something with those! This is a great stash builder. It’s on sale right now so if you love scrap boxes I soooo recommend buying one.