The loop quilting was simple to do despite multiple thread changes to match the ombre colors,and filling bobbins repeatedly mid row when I underestimated how much was needed. I did have a bunch of thread tails to fix at the end.
The back of the quilt is this length of hand-painted batik from my sister Kathy's stash. She says I always pick her most expensive fabrics, lol. I used the same neutral batik as in the squares on the front for the frame.
Closeup of the quilting, binding and the batiks. My sister in law was thrilled with the quilt in photos, as they went home to AZ before I got it quilted and she only saw the flimsy. When I told the lady handling my entries that I quilted it in one day she said, "You did not!" I assured her that I did :) My other entries were a tablerunner, a mini quilt, and my Picnic quilt, all of which I've shown before, but here's a recap:
Sandy Gervais prints and some triple step zig zag quilting on the tablerunner.
Snowman mini---12". Adapted from a pillow pattern in the December 2013 Quilts and More mag.
Picnic quilt--Kim Brackett design, Scrap Basket Sensations. This one was professionally and beautifully quilted by Mary Flynn of Quilt Hollow. One quilted item didn't get finished which I wanted to enter, but I'm still working on it. That's the Pink Lemonade quilt from Humble Quilts' doll quiltalong.
I'm taking it with me to work and getting some stitches in during lunch break. I could enter it in the fair next year, ha ha, but will soon find out how I did this year--the Fair opens on Wednesday.
Of course there has to be a grandson Cove picture too. He's just turned five months old and is spending a lot of time jumping in his jumperoo---and also anytime he's on a lap--as well as getting on his hands and knees and rocking. That boy is on the move always. His parents need to lower his mattress in the crib, he'll be pulling himself up before they know it.
Cove is here trying out some shoes. Cutest.Baby.Ever. This pic makes him look a lot older than he really is, I think! Mimi is filling in for the day care provider on Wednesday and is looking forward to it :) More catching up, soon...