I couldn't play in the garden yesterday because we had such terrible thunderstorms all day, so I hit the sewing machine instead. I made great progress on my Daisy Chain quilt. I added the aqua border (even though I wanted to start quilting it right away) and I'm really glad I did. I think it adds a cheerful touch.
This is my first quilting project where I've actually gotten far enough along to quilt. I have lots of WIP's, but no finished objects. Its a lap quilt, so I cleared off the dining room table to baste the sandwich. It's so challenging! Now I understand why this is almost everyone's least favorite part. Most experts recommend cutting the batting larger than the top because of how things move when you quilt, but then how can you be sure your top is perfectly matched to the backing? Oh the headache that ensued! I even left the backing a little larger than it needed to be, but no matter how I wigged things around and pinned and re-pinned, I still ended up with an uneven sandwich. For my first try, its not too bad, but its no where near professional looking.
Here we are, pinned and ready to be quilted!