"Good Morning" is finally totally complete! Despite advanced levels of exhaustion yesterday, I managed to get it quilted and bound.
The quilting is a simple meander using a yellow variegated thread (from dark yellow to light yellow--extremely subtle). It may have actually helped that I was as tired as I was: I've found that I do the same thing machine quilting as I do driving when overtired--I develop a light-foot. My foot keeps drifting up and off the speed pedal and I find myself going slower and slower....
So, whether it be due to all the FMQ practice I've been getting in lately with Craftsy classes and other projects, or due to exhaustion-induced-light-foot on my foot pedal, or due to the fact that maybe I'm actually getting the hang of this, I had zero problems with the machine quilting. No puckers, no skipped stitches, no eyelashes...Bam! I also used my water soluble basting thread again and really loved having that--and it seems to have washed out beautifully.
I used bamboo batting so it's wonderfully soft and cuddly. I did the binding by hand this time as I felt the need for something more personal.
I had to piece the back as adding the borders on meant I no longer had enough of the purple to go on its own. Fortunately, I had plenty of the green border fabric to widen things up a bit. You can see the label in the corner--I hadn't filled it in yet when I took this picture.
I also got word that the Dr. Seuss baby quilt, mailed off last week, was received with great excitement! Woo! And the disappearing pinwheel was also greatly appreciated by it's recipient. It's been a happy quilty couple of weeks all around! So, tonight, I'm back to working on that Craftsy class. I'll have it finished yet!