I marked the border by tracing around a kitchen pot lid that happened to be the right size with my trusty blue chaco liner. It actually worked out pretty great and created beautiful smooth curved lines that I would never have been able to manage freehand.
I am especially pleased with how the border quilting worked out in the corners, creating smooth pointy bits that didn't interrupt the flow in the border.
Although I was originally planning something a little fancier for the main panel in the quilt, I'm glad I kept it simple. I think that the simple quilting creates a sense of calm that works perfectly with the overall feel of this quilt.
I backed the quilt using one of the clothesline prints from the same collection that I absolutely love. It was a little too narrow to get the job done so I added a leftover strip of AMH voile. It is so soft. Definitely adding "back a quilt in voile" to the ol' quilty bucket list at some point.
- Quilt Name: Carnival Quilt
- Finished Size: Lap size (a.k.a. 43" x 51")
- Fabric: Various prints from Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater and some Kona White
- Pattern: Carnival Quilt by Jaybird Quilts
- Quilting: Stitch in the ditch with fancy border
Happy weekend friends. Hope it's a good one!