The cutlery baby quilt is finally finished. I really did drag the final border quilting on and on, but I'm happy with the final result:
I did an impromptu corner stone quilting after ripping out some very wonky free-hand flowers.
QUESTION FOR YOU:
Unfortunately, the ripped out stitches left little holes behind, so the flower-motif is still there - any tips on how to get those out????
I used this cute jungle/safari flanelette for the backing - I just love flanelette on baby quilt backs. I found this one in a fabric store in Montreal, Quebec.
Here are some of the animals close up, as well as the quilting look of the back:
And, I have one more question for you!
I spent seemingly forever knotting and sewing away the loose thread ends, sigh.
It was a flash back to the wedding bento box quilt - those threads almost made me late for the wedding! I actually started doing the back stitching at the start end end of each quilting line and just snipping the threads. Gasp! And that from me, the thread snob - I used to be so proud that you couldn't see where a seam started on my quilts. But I guess below it all, I'm plain lazy.
So, I'm wondering whether you are a snipper or a knotter/sewer - I guess this is a question for machine quilters only, as the patient hand-quilters among you don't have much of a choice, or do you?
2 hours ago