It is now up to the quilting stage, but not before two extra rows were added to the quilt. I was not happy with the overall proportions of the quilt and decided it required two more rows to be added to the length of the quilt. So more Half Square Triangles were made and the quilt now measures 53 inches x 70 inches made up by 284 half square triangles and four bird blocks.
Quilt backing fabrics
The backing was pieced late Friday evening, batting soaked overnight, tumble dried the next morning, and the quilt was basted by Saturday afternoon.
So much of how well a quilt is quilted depends on how well the quilt was basted, and regardless of quilt size, each and every time the quilt sandwich goes under the sewing machine I am still nervous about the outcome of the quilt.
Sunday was spent quilting and thankfully no puckering, pulling of fabric, or tucks have been detected. I really want to finish the quilting today. Hopefully your day includes some happy stitching too!