The sun is back today, after days of snow and then rain, so I was able to get a picture of my finished granny squares baby quilt. I made 12 squares with two inch sashing and a four inch border, finished. That made the quilt about 35 x 45 after washing. I'm glad I shared quilting photos before washing, because now it's all crinkly - super snuggley, but it does make the quilting harder to see. I really like how the squares kind of twinkle because of the different values in the scrap fabrics.
Lauren for backing me up on my instinct to bind the quilt using this cool black and white grid fabric by Timeless Treasures. I was worried it might be too light, but she was right; it adds a softness to the quilt that I love.
Kristin for her tip at our last guild meeting, I tried a new binding technique. You attach the double fold binding to the front of the quilt as usual. Then you fold it away from the quilt and iron it with a lot of steam. Repeat that process as you fold it to the back of the quilt. It's amazing how well it stays in place without pins. Then you stitch in the ditch, from the front of the quilt, next to the binding and it catches the binding edge on the back. It worked really well and is invisible from the front of the quilt! I still prefer binding by hand, but this is super fast when you need to finish up a "just for fun" project and get back to your craft to do list.
my shop. You can read more about this quilt here and here.