It took 5 hours to quilt my Hugs and Kisses quilt top. I stippled the 5″ squares and left the diamonds plain. Didn’t see the need to mash them down. They kind of “pop” up at you. I like that.
I didn’t do all five hours in one sitting. I did 8 columns, took a half day break and finished the other six columns yesterday. And I ended up clearing off my 2nd banquet table and pushing the two together. Working from one wasn’t working. The back kept going all wonky.
Quilt top is trimmed and ready for the binding. Notice I left 1/4″ of the batting all around.
Going to see if I like it this way. I always feel like the binding should be fuller. Have you ever done this? Hope I like it. If not, I can always unpin the binding and trim off the extra 1/4″.
Anyhoo, glad that is done!! My one regret… that I didn’t think to use the cranberry scissors fabric for some of the 5″ squares.
Don’t know why. I had already decided on the back and binding well in advance of finishing so I had plenty of time to use it. Oh well. Something to think about for the next one using this design.
BBL to show you the finished quilt. I am not going to hand sew the binding. No siree. I am tired of looking at it. Want to finish up as quickly as possible and move on to something else. 😀
Thanks for coming along with me as I created this quilt top.