I made this quilt 2 years ago. Its a scrap/stashbuster, and my first effort at traditional quilting. Its a lightweight Spring/Summer quilt. I’ve made many pieced blankets, but they were never actually quilted, they were tufted. Here I assembled each individual block with its own batting, and quilted along the seam lines, which was challenge enough for me as a beginner. Maintaining even surface tension along the block is very tricky, and is the reason why I shied away from quilting for a long time. This is why some folks send their completed quilt tops to be professionally quilted in a shop, where the machines are large enough to handle such a project that would be unfeasible in a home setting. Would I try my hand at small scale quilting again? Most definitely, as I’m pleased with the results of having a “battened down blanket”, and practice makes perfect!
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