This blog has been silent for much longer than I anticipated. The fall has been zooming by a record speed and I haven't found the time to keep up with sharing all of the beautiful quilts that I have been working on. Time to change that! This beautiful quilt was pieced by Susan. I love how Susan creatively handled a small shortage of her border fabric by using her sashing fabric in opposite corners.
Susan wanted very simple quilting so selected the Raindrops panto graph.
Susan is a true quilter and wanted to create a unique back using a leftover row and fabrics from her stash. I had a little trepidation when I load the backing as I was worried there might be a risk of pleats and puckers, but Susan's careful measuring and pressing made for a flat and square back that didn't cause any problems even with a mix of cottons, batiks and pieced blocks.
I was also impressed once again with how my Innova handled the job. Where this leaf row on the back lines up with the row on the front of the quilt I was at times sewing through 4 layers of fabric, fusible interfacing and batting and I didn't have a single thread break or tension issue! Love my Innova!