In my earlier post, I have shown you my #1 levitating jewel box quilt top and shared the quilt design process. I have mentioned that I want to make two complementary quilts. The first one has grey fabric (Kona Solid in silver) for the background. The second one is with a warm light beige (Kona Solid in Eggshell) background fabric.
I finally pieced the top and prepared a quilt sandwich. I use the ironing board to pin rows or longer quilt top sections together. I can raise the board higher than “normal” table height. And I do not have to bend over when pinning the sections together. And do I use a lot of pins!
For these two quilts, I decided to use wool wadding for two reasons. 1) to try out something new (to me) and 2) cotton wadding is not warm enough for me. I have ordered at Cottonpatch a king size of Quilters Dream Wool. This wool wadding is very soft and it is higher than the cotton one. It was a pleasure to prepare and pin the quilt sandwich.
I will quilt both quilts using the walking foot in diagonal lines. I have marked the lines using a long ruler and a Hera marker.
Not yet sure if I need to add some more stitching between the marked lines. I am not keen on dense quilting and I can always decide later if the quilt needs more stitching.
Thanks for visiting and happy quilting!
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This quilt is beautiful. I have a gem quilt (not finished) some where in this house. I should pick it up and finish it. Yours is lovely
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Come on, get the gem quilt out and finish it. Yours will be lovely too!
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I love working with wool batting, though it tends to be loftier than cotton or poly. For a bed cover, that’s a plus. Yes, don’t over quilt as it can cause a stiff quilt. All those florals are so spring like.
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Good to hear that you have experience with wool batting. It is definetely loftier and softer, but the quilt sandwich is more “lively” than with the cotton batting. I must use more pins in the next sandwich.
Very beautiful quilt. Let us know about the wool batting…if it’s easy to quilt, if it’s really warmer than cotton…I want to try it, too!
I also like very much you design process in the other post. Thank for share.
Clara, thanks for visiting! The wool wadding is thicker and not as stable in the quilt sandwich as the cotton one. I will write about my experience with quilting on a normal sewing machine.