I had removed the last quilt and decided when I looked at the tops awaiting quilting that I wouldn't put on another and have to leave it half quilted. But then I got Andee's quilt and it was just the right size to get done today so I got a good start on it last night and just now finished it- BJ will deliver it for me tomorrow at the AZ. Quilt Show.
The pics. turned out different colors because the first I took with the flash and the second without. The color is more like the first pic, pink, but brighter. That's why it's good to take your quilt pics in natural daylight you get truer color but not sunlight, that can wash out the colors too . Of course if you have a fancy camera and/or great photo software skills you can overcome all those issues! Me, I am pretty much a point and shoot!
This quilt top is all batiks but the backing is not. I know some quilters have problems with skipped stitches and other issues on batik quilts but I am fortunate with the A-1 machine to be able to get them done usually without any issues and this one was no exception. Occasionally I have encountered some thread breakage when both top and backing were batik, I think because those particular fabrics were especially dense. On one Kaffe Fasset quilt I had trouble every time I encountered two particular fabrics and I decided that they were much tighter weave, so I tried to slow down and quilt as little as possible in those areas!
I quilted Andee's with that beautiful King Tut variegated thread from Superior, it's the best thread, and about the most expensive quilting thread, I wince when I order it!
The backing is a cute girly print, the bobbin thread is Superior Bottom Line that works so well when you don't want obvious stitching to show, I used a medium pink.
So it is finished for Friday and you can see some other bloggers finishes at Lit And Laundry