Finished up my 2nd son's baby quilt today. I just realized that I didn't even post for quilt #1 yet. Well better late than never right? :) It's also a good chance to talk about the different quilting styles I used for the 2 quilts.
For Quilt #1, for my older son Asher, I went with a free motion quilting foot attachment on my Juki. Asher loves balloons so I tried to mimic some balloon shapes on the quilt. Here's the results:
Don't mind the strip fabric on the lower right hand corner. It was originally the binding fabric choice but I have since decided against it.
For Quilt #2, for Silas, I decided to do something a little different than the other quilt: straight lines rectangles. For the first time, I practiced with the Even Feed Foot on this machine. I read that it really helps to keep the fabric of scrunching up on the quilt. So I went with it. LOVE IT! For the first time ever on this machine, I didn't have to worry about pinching. The Even Feed Foot kept the fabric from scrunching and well....kept the feed even.
So here's Quilt #2 - straight lines horizontally about 2.5" apart, then vertically about 3.5" apart. The results are cool looking rectangles:
Quilting with the Even Feed Foot was great. It was so great I even left it on their for a couple of other projects that I would normally use the walking foot for.
Next step on the project? Binding of course. Here's the 2 fabrics I've chosen:
The polka dots one goes with Quilt #1. I stayed with the curly/circular patterns that was on the quilting. For Quilt #2, I picked the stripes for the binding. I'm hoping this will continue to create that straight line feel on the quilt. So there you have it 2 quilts, similar fabrics, different quilting technique and different binding pattern.
Binding pieced, pressed and ready for action:
BTW-Austin TX is definitely NOT on the list of my favorite cities. Hot, humid, and it was storming! People say that late spring storm was not common, but I don't care I didn't like it. Oh well at least the people and the food there is awesome :).