Quilting in this zig zag pattern is cumbersome with the quilt having to swing to and fro whilst the sewing machine is in the needle down position and the quilt firmly sandwiched in there. As much as I look forward to the quilting, I am always a little surprised by how soon into the process I find myself wishing it was all finished.
The back of the quilt is pieced with fabrics that are also used in the front of the quilt. The solid backing fabric really allows the quilting lines to stand out and makes a feature of the zig zag pattern.
I have used a small red and white woven check fabric for the binding. When using a check for binding fabric always take extra care cutting your fabric strips, ensuring the you cut in line with the checks.
Thank you to everyone who has left such kind comments about my teaching prospects. Now that this quilt is finished I am starting to feel like I am ready, organized, and less anxious : )
The Modern Flying Geese Pattern (pdf file) available here.
I am also itching to get started on some new projects!
Modern Flying Geese Quilt - Version 1
Modern Flying Geese Quilt Pattern (pdf file) available from Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store