Once all the batting scraps were pieced into a useable size, I was ready to move this baby quilt to the next step, which is pin basting.
An absolute necessity for pin basting is the Kwik Klip tool. I love it so much that I have 2 of these tools in case I can't find one when I need it. This makes the pinning job much easier on the fingers.
I am using my favorite Aurifil threads - a yellow variegated thread in the bobbin and a pink on the top. This photo shows the backing which is a soft pastel starry flannel.
Okay... ready to quilt!
What design to use?
I decided to make a wavy line grid, which I haven't done for a while (here is my last wavy grid quilt) but I remembered it as being a fun and fast pattern to quilt. Yep.. it is just as fun as I remembered it being!
I found it easier to quilt the wavy lines with the walking foot on the machine. The free motion foot didn't feed the three layers (one layer of batting plus two flannel layers) as evenly as the walking foot. And so far, I've not had one single problem with threads breaking or tension issues... gotta love that!
Happy July 4th to my American friends... enjoy the celebrations!