This might just be my new favorite quilt:
And to pat myself on the back just a bit, I will mention that this is definitely my best job thus far of quilting and binding. I'm a hands-on learner and I can see the improvement with each quilt I make. It's ever-so-satisfying.
This one is quilted with Aurifil, one of the spools that came in the Tula Pink sampler pack I got for Valentine's Day. (Yes, I asked for thread for Valentine's Day!) The pink/purple spool was perfect for this quilt. The colors of thread in this collection are wonderful and I am looking forward to using another one very soon. The quilting is very basic, because you can't get too fancy on a home sewing machine, but with the help of some painter's tape I did manage to do a decent job of making my lines fairly straight. Oh, the wonder of a walking foot! Such a help.
After I finished this quilt, I had to tear myself away from my sewing machine and get back to my paper trimmer to get some journals made for upcoming shows. If you're in or near Iowa City, I'll be at Craft Your Environment, coming up on April 19 at the East Side Recycling Center. This is a brand new show and one I am really looking forward to as it focuses on handmade items that use recycled/repurposed materials. Stop by and say hello if you're in the area!