Friday, 20 May 2011
thankfully, my thirty fifth quilt is complete with no further injuries. i started work on this one at the same time as no.034, working with leftover pieces of red and pink patchwork from a previous quilt, but instead of slicing the blocks in half, this time i left them whole. i forgot to mention it when i wrote about no.034 but i used two layers of batting in both these quilts and i absolutely love the loft and absolute squishiness it gives them. the organic cotton batting i use is quite thin and i really would prefer something thicker but with a half a (giant) bolt left, i think i'll be using two layers until i can find something that is just right. it's an extra layer to baste and makes the quilting a tiny bit more challenging but worth it in the end.
i've decided both of these cushy quilts will be available in my shop update on june 1 since i have very little else to show for the month of may. they are baby/toddler sized and i think would be so lovely as an heirloom gift. would like to write more but i have a three year old perched on the arm of my chair, putting her blanket on my head and giving me silly kisses, time to go!