I Spy Planet Hexy is all done! It's my own design, made with 146 fussy-cut I-Spy one-inch hexies balanced on towers of Kona solids. I made this for my son as a gift for finishing kindergarten.
I hand-stitched down the binding as we were driving to Maine on vacation.
You can see the quilting in this photo. (Click to enlarge if you wish). I quilted it with lots of straight lines. I don't have a walking foot; I just use my regular presser foot, but the quilting went well with no bunching. If it seems like the fabric is even slightly starting to bunch as I quilt along, I just put my needle down, lift the foot and smooth the fabric. I pin baste and for this I used a TON of pins.
I didn't put any quilting lines on the coloured towers, but just outside them. I also didn't quilt over the hexy stacks. I used white thread and a stitch length of 4 (I usually use 3.5) I still need major practice with quilting and I don't feel the confidence with quilting that I do with my piecing, but I am definitely improving.
This shows the quilt backing. It is sooo soft. It is PC Plaid by Prints Charming.
Will it be annoying if I proclaim that this is my new favourite quilt? (I know I say that often) Oh well, too late. I love it. And my son does too. As you can see in the pics it is a bit wrinkled because as soon as the binding was on, we used it for the rest of our trip.
And now in other news, book news that is, thank you so much to everyone who has preordered my novel The Town That Drowned. I actually have an Amazon.ca / Amazon.com sales rank now, so that means that at least a couple of copies have been ordered! Yay! I also realised that before I didn't mention that I have an author website, http://www.rielnason.com/. It is a pretty basic site, but it makes me feel writerly and official. ;-)
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