I finished a mini quilt wall hanging.
The pattern is Delectable Mountains from the book "Fat Quarter Quilting" by Lori Smith (click on the link to see all the patterns in the book, it is one of my favourite books).
Once all the pieces were cut (and labeled), it was such an lovely quilt to put together.
The only problem that I had was there are mistakes in the book, and I should have checked the corrections page before I started (it is the second quilt that I have made from the book with mistakes - so I should have known better).
I decided to use a leftover piece of silk batting. I joined two pieces with the three-step zig-zag stitch on my machine.
I wanted to see how silk batting washed (before I wash my string quilt). Before washing the quilt was 20.5" x 16.5",
after it was 20" x 16". It shrunk about 2.5% (the package states that silk batting shrinks about 5%). I hand washed it in cool water and after spinning in the washing machine, I hung it outside on the clothesline.
Silk batting is lovely to quilt, and I like how it looks after washing.
I did continuous line quilting, feathers, and some straight line quilting (with the walking foot) for contrast. I used 100 WT thread (silk and Invisafil), because the pieces are so small I didn't want a heavy thread.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!❤