I decided to use large zigzag over all the long seams and suddenly this became a breeze to quilt and fun to do.
This is the stitch setting on my Janome Memory Craft 6600 (love this machine). Play around with those fancy stitches that you paid for when you bought whichever wonder machine. Almost any sewing machine does a zigzag and you can lengthen and widen that to see what happens. I have some 12"x12" quilt sandwiches made up to test stitches out and then I use them as ironing pads too. They're a mess but they get the job done.
The finished quilt is a nice lap size made of about 40 2.5" strips from my stash and some orange squares for variety. It was sewn in the jelly roll race style. Let the strips fall where they may!
Pieced backing also from stash. I love a pieced backing and almost all my quilts use up large stash fabric pieces as long as they relate somehow to the fabrics in the quilt.
This was going to be a donation quilt but as soon as my husband saw it he claimed it for his own. He really liked the colors in this one. I thought it was a little loud but not to him apparently.
Thanks to Heidi at Red Letter Quilts for the kick in the butt to get another 'almost quilt' finished and off the shelf. Linking to the OMG March link up.
It's also Design Wall Monday so you'll find me checking out everyone's design walls at Judy's.
Until next time,