Welcome to the third and final part of my Point of View Sew-Along. In this post I’ll be working on basting, quilting and finishing up the quilt. For the instructions you can download the free pattern at the RJR Fabrics website, here.
I used to baste my quilts with a needle and thread. When I found out I could simply pin my quilt top, batting, and backing together with curved safety pins I was delighted. I know there are several other new ways of basting. I would be curious to know your favorite method.
Now for the quilting… pattern instructions always say “quilt as desired”, let me show you how I quilted mine. I am a fan of expert machine quilter, Angela Walters. I took her Craftsy course, Dot –To –Dot, and since then, have used what I learned in the class in several of my quilts.
First I stitched the major seams in the ditch with my walking foot, then free motioned as shown in the diagram shown below.
Machine quilting is always somewhat of a challenge, but in a good way.
I love striped binding, there is just something fun about it.
Finally the finished quilt! I'm so pleased with the finished piece.
To celebrate, RJR Fabrics is giving away a set of The Sultan’s Garden fat quarter bundles. Just leave me a comment here on my blog. If you like, tell me which color story you prefer, Apricot or Berry. I’ll select a winner randomly in the coming days.