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Saturday, July 13, 2013
Baby Tina's Quilt
I wish you could see this little 'quilt-in-the-making' in person because it is just so adorable! I planned on using the pink with green dot fabric for the backing but it was not wide enough so I added a strip of the border fabric down the center.
I didn't want to cut into a large piece of batting so I pieced together one wide scrap piece with two narrower strips down the sides to make it big enough. This is the first time I have pieced my batting and I simply overlapped the edges a bit and just sewed it with a straight stitch. I think it turned out just fine - I had no trouble quilting over it at all.
Originally, I wanted to quilt it with double loops but, boy oh boy, I just couldn't do it well. I gave it the old college try but gave up after trying twice and ripping out both times - so single loops it is!