Yay, my Michael Miller fabric challenge quilt is done!
|just a little more hand stitching to do|
I started working on this quilt in June at Jacquie Gering's log cabin class. I needed a project for that workshop and an idea for my MM challenge and a baby quilt for our guild charity drive, so there you go! Three for one!
|with Jacquie and Debbe|
|auditioning background fabric|
|"In My Room" backing fabric|
|spiral quilting with my walking foot|
With my walking foot, I quilted organic spirals starting in the center and working my out. I say organic because of the laid-back-not-really-marking-or-measuring method I tend to quilt...it's very forgiving ;-)) I used the center of the flower petal to start the first circle and then used the edge of the walking foot as my guide from there.
|my favorite thread is Aurifil!|
Aurifil #2315 in 50wt is the thread I used which to me is a perfect color for this baby quilt. I love the way it blends into the background of the yellow shot cotton and then shows up nicely against the bluish gray and salmon colored shot cottons.
|ignore the Clover clips on the binding|
Of course we finally got much needed rain at the time I chose to do a photo shoot. I settled for using my great-great grandmother's baby rocking chair near a window for photographing purposes.
|binding with shot cottons|
I chose that same bluish gray (need to find out the official name of this shot cotton) for the binding.
There's still some hand stitching that needs to be done to finish up the binding and then it's off to be washed and delivered to our guild's charity coordinator.
Quilt stats: MM baby quilt, 42" square to be donated to Beta Center, pieced and quilted by me, blocks and layout based on Jacquie Gering log cabin workshop, fabric donated to MQG by Michael Miller plus Kaffe Fassett shot cottons for the top, In Your Room by Jenean Morrison for backing, Aurifil #2315 50/wt thread, spiral quilting done with a walking foot.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the long weekend!