Quilted Plus Quilts
Finished up two more of those super easy & fast Plus Quilts. The baby quilt design is a free pattern here on the website and uses 12 fat quarters (including binding).
I was able to race through these on the quilt frame. I actually took time to consider making a quilt design that wouldn’t have me “re-aligning” and “rolling the bars” every few minutes. Hooray for basic clam shells. And quilting designs with an easy edge-to-edge pass.
I doubt this is the right way to trim binding, but I generally trim it off while I’m sitting on the couch. If the quilt is really big, though, I’ll crawl around the floor to trim off the excess batting and backing fabrics. I don’t know if that is the right way either.
Generally, I put the binding on by machine. Once it is stitched to the back, if you press the binding outwards, it helps tremendously when you need to fold it around to the front and machine stitch it in place.
Oh hey, look, those aren’t basic clam shells. But they sorta are. Let me show you what it looks like:
I’m calling them Clam Shellys. Wait, it will make sense in a second. ….
When I got to the top of the clam shell arc, I made a cursive letter “e” and then went back down. Of course, in the real thread and fabric, each row of clam shell “e”s touch, but I thought it might be more clear to see if I had them slightly apart in the image. Still a very fast free motion quilting (FMQ) design, though. Give it a try!
Can you see them better in the pictures below? You can click those images to enlarge them.
And here are the whole quilts. Both quilts draped over my side fence.
Also, I feel I should tell you, I’m the kind of friendly neighbor that will photoshop your roof out of my pictures. Ha.