I started this quilt way, way back when. About 19 years ago. I had stayed at a friend's condo and there was a Double T quilt on the bed. I had to make one of my own. That quilt was made with shirting fabrics, but I wanted to make mine in the bubble gum pinks and browns. All I know is that it has been waiting for me in a box under my sewing table. It was already pin basted and I had begun the hand quilting. The batting is plain old 100% polyester and I still like how polyester batting makes a soft quilt.
This is one of those unfinished projects I found this summer when I got serious about using my scraps and finishing quilt tops.
Let me say I have really enjoyed hand quilting again. Great TV watching project. I have a long arm machine and do all of my quilting by machine these days. But this one deserves to be finished. It also deserves to be hand quilted.
I see a lot of straight line quilting on many blogs. But I have not seen anyone show how they mark their straight lines. I use tape. Masking tape has been my go-to marking tool for many years. It works well for machine quilting as well. Masking tape comes in many widths. In this photo I am using two strips of 1.5 inch blue painters tape. I quilt a straight line down the side of it.
It is going to be a nice quilt when I get it finished.
Thanks for stopping by. I will be linking today's work in progress on Esther's blog and over at Freshly Pieced.