I finished my fishy quilt last night. It’s from the book, Modern Baby Quilts and I’ll be teaching it as a beginner applique class at The Little General in March. I used Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Circles for the bubbles and I hand quilted it during the Olympics. How long did the hand quilting take? People love to ask that…I have about 20 hours in it. Straight line hand quilting is FAST; stitching around the bubbles takes a little while. I used inch wide masking tape to keep my lines straight and every so often I would check the lines with a big ruler just to be sure it was all even.
I washed it last night with a couple of Color Catchers. I air dried it overnight over a shower rod and then fluffed it in the dryer for about 15 minutes this morning. (All that keeps colors from running.) It is nice and soft and ready for a sweet baby.