For the blanket I did a fleece backing and straight line quilting using a zig-zag stitch. I also did a machine binding, so this was another quick finish.
|The colors are a little off in this pic. It's brighter in person.|
|You can see the zig zags pretty well from the back.|
I made this car seat quilt warmer than mine because my friend lives in Colorado and I heard it's cold there... I used a fleece backing and a layer of batting so baby should be toasty! Despite the small size of this quilt, the basic stipple quilting, and machine binding this was not a quick finish. All those tiny HSTs (each one finished at 1 inch) and the essentially double batting made for some thick seams even though I meticulously ironed them all open. I had quite a few problems with stitches skipping. Usually my strategy for FMQ stippling is to up the tension and floor it so I don't get eyelashing, but in this case I actually had to go slowly.
|Thanks again, Panda! You are an excellent test subject.|
|I was pleasantly surprised with how well the points matched up. I guess all that trimming was worth it!|