Easy for Mary Poppins to say......
On Sunday I remarked my whole quilt. I didn't want to take any chances with the second half. A stitch in time, saves nine and all that.
The Crayola markers were the best. They even showed on the darker browns.
I laid the quilt on my table, smoothed the backing and pulled back the top to expose where I had cut the batting. I slid my travel pressing surface underneath.
I matched the batting exactly where I had cut it away.
This is my favorite way to join the two pieces of batting. (look at my marked up hand from the markers!!)
Plain soap and water and like magic it's gone!
I worked my way across the quilt pressing the bonding tape.
Thank goodness Coco was there to support me~ doesn't she look guilty?
I secure the finished side to my table, then smooth the backing.
I clip the backing down keeping is nice and square, being careful not to pull it out of shape.
The measuring tape is showing where the battings have been joined. I picked a spot mid-block so it will be good and quilted.
After a gajillion pins I was back in business and back to machine quilting the second half.
I felt there a little too much un-quilted space at the outer edges of the cable. I filled it in by marking a point then quilting in the ditch and then hitting that mark. I sort of makes an outer cable echo.
I marked it here to show you the line, but usually I eyeball it and just hit the dot I've made. I think it is a good solution.
The craziest thing happened last week while I was quilting. A hummingbird flew in the front door and up and into my sewing room!
The poor thing! I took the screens out and finally caught her in my hand and released her. A few minutes later I saw her at the feeder. I'm sure she need a drink after that ordeal! here she is just taking off. It is so hard to photograph them as they move soooo fast.
This is the second time I've had a hummer in my house, you can see the other time here.
The next post will have the finished King George Quilt!