Much work this week on Andrew’s quilt… still quilting, but at least diagonals are done! My son chose the red backing fabric, against my better judgement, but it is growing on me.
Some things I have learned:
1) When quilting either side of a seam, I should press the seams open rather than to one side.
2) When using spray adhesive for basting, a walking foot isn’t entirely necessary, and may be detrimental if said seams are not pressed open. Some of the corners had many thicknesses of fabric which made using a walking foot unsteady. This, in turn, made the thread tension wonky (and killed my walking foot!).