Thanks so much for your thoughts on my little fling quilt! I'm feeling so indecisive, but I expect to take action on that little guy this weekend. Sometimes you just don't know until you have to know. That seems to be the case here. I'd really like to free motion quilt it, but my new Pfaff sewing machine may refuse. (Yep, there is trouble in sewing machine paradise. Tension trouble, probably stemming from the auto tension feature, which used to work beautifully but now is failing at straight stitch. And my old machine doesn't like to free motion, so we'll see....)
Anyhoo, today I have a new quilt top finished! It's the boy version of Simple Stacked, which is a companion to the girl version I shared exactly a month ago.
The backing for both twin-sized bed quilts is on it's way to my house, so I'll be in full on quilting mode next week. Gosh, that's three quilts in the queue? So much to quilt sounds totally overwhelming! Breathe, breathe.
Both of these stacked coin quilts are gifts for a family I love whose little boy and girl share a room. The boy quilt is Neutrals (with a capital "N") plus aqua, teal and all shades of orange. I popped in some Summersville, Happy Drawing, natural linen and various Kona solids like Papaya and my constant favorite, Everglade.
This was a great project to take along, since the 60" long strips are sewn independently. When I had 12 strips pieced, I trimmed them down to 8.5" wide and sewed them together to create a 60" x 96" quilt. It's an easy quilt! The only thing to watch for is that your fabrics are nicely scattered across the quilt, especially the dark values which grab the most attention.
Alright, now I"m going to put my thinking cap on about how to quilt these Simply Stacked quilts. The first step in that direction is to ask my Pfaff if it is up to free motion quilting. I'm going to pull out a practice quilt sandwich right now. Wish me luck!