Well, that’s Roses for Rosa all done. Given the amount of worrying I did over the quilting, I’m surprised how much I like this quilt! So much so that I’m semi-tempted to take off the label and keep it for myself 😉
I think the part I’m most pleased about is that I managed to piece the back so that the strips of pictures were almost parallel to the top of the quilt and were positioned so that the left and right pictures didn’t get chopped off by the binding. It took a while to get them in the right place, but it was worth it.
I outline quilted the white whirligigs with pink, green, yellow and blue variegated thread. The thread was 30 weight and I don’t think I’d choose it again because it played havoc with the tension. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get the top thread not to appear on the bottom or visa versa. In the end, the top thread shows through slightly on the bottom, but it’s well hidden by the pattern.
The binding was made from leftovers from the top, although I left out the bright pink dotty one because it was going to stick out too much.