I finished my jelly roll race quilt! I'm not sure I should call it a race, as I took my time.
|I like all these colours together. Here is a bit of an awkward shot of the finished quilt draped over my favourite chair!|
The quilt is backed and bound in the same fabric. It took me a while to decide on a backing fabric, largely because I had some fabric that I thought would suit the quilt but it was a poly cotton. I ended up using it, simply because my goal is to sew using the fabrics that I already have. I was concerned that the poly cotton wouldn't be up to scratch in terms of texture, but once quilted it is pleasantly holding its own!
I was quite pleased with my free motion quilting attempt on this quilt. I haven't done much free motion quilting and what I have done has been limited to mug rug sized items. I thought that allover loops would be a great place to start.
Most of my loops were fine.
In some places my stitches were a little too long (moving the fabric faster than the foot pedal).
And in some (very small) places I have this on the back! I decided to keep them as a reminder of how my quilting began (assuming that it gets better with practise!).
All in all, I'm really pleased! It's always so good to finish things. Love that feeling!!