I'd never before hand quilted anything of this size before. I finally got the hang of it and discarded the hoop I bought and did it all "by hand".
The back is three pieces of fabric sewn together. After it was washed the quilting happened, and you can see the gathers of it on the back best; but you can feel it front and back in person!
Those light stripes are sunlight coming through the window blinds.
I am also thread painting a project that cannot yet be revealed...but stay tuned.I washed the quilt, the knitted heart blanket and the striped baby sweater. They are now so soft and cuddly. I made labels from paper backed silk that goes in the printer. The labels say
Made for You
With Love Grandma Lynn
Machine wash, gentle cycle.
**** They are sewn to the backs of the blanket and quilt and the inside bottom fronts of the sweaters.
**** And now I am knitting a wool diaper bag that will be felted
and sewn together when done.
And yes, I am having fun yet!