The Cookie Exchange is completed. This was my April One Monthly Goal. I started this quilt with one layer cake and one Frivoli tin. I didn’t mean to buy two of the same fabric, but sometimes that happens.
The Frivoli fabric was 42 squares of 7 x 7. Of course the layer cake is 42 squares of 10 x 10. My simple mind came up with a great plan, cut the layer cake to 7 x 7. Sewed them up and thought I needed it a bit bigger. So I added piano keys. It makes me feel so “experienced” to say piano keys, rather than add fabric to the edges.
But I did think ahead on the piano keys and adjusted my seam allowance to keep them all the same, rather than cutting the end pieces to fit the quilt. I was pretty proud of myself for thinking of that ahead of time. Ahead of time means before I finished them all, no I thought of it on the second set.
This quilt measures 64 x 64, nice size for hubby and me to use. This one is staying at my house. So far it is staying here.
I decided to quilt in a cross hatch pattern on the blocks of the quilt. Once I started what was I thinking. It took forever. But I do like how it turned out. Then I quilted the piano keys edge to edge, which made nice cross hatches on the corner blocks.
I had read somewhere that someone ironed their binding flat and then over. I thought I would give it a try, since I am working to improve my binding. It only took about 15 minutes to iron. The corners really laid nice after the ironing. Once I sewed the binding I think it turned out nice, especially the corners. I think with the ironing process I may be able to make my binding thinner. May try to start with 2.25 wide binding next time.
What do you think?