I am so close. The quilt is quilted. Hooray!
I starting thinking out of the box in regards to the typical batting/quilting process. I had a few issues to consider. One being this is a HEAVY jean quilt. Second is we live in Hawaii and I don’t want a sauna going on under this quilt. I thought. Thought some more. Decided to head to Ross. Yes, Ross tends to be the place I go for quilt backing. I was looking for ideas. I found a 100% chenille cotton king size blanket for $14.99. $14.99 are you kidding me? The material was heavenly and at the same time very strong and durable. Mainly the blanket had great movement. As you can probably guess jean doesn’t and the two paired together might solve that problem. I chucked the batting and quilted the jean top and chenille cotton blanket together. It worked. It is very comfy. Great movement. I think I’ll do this again. It sped up the process and saved a ton of money.
Last night was spent sewing together the binding. I am mainly using fabric scraps from the quilt. After all is said and done the binding border will be approximately 1/2″ thick. The outer jean square of the quilt bordering the decorative middle is different jean squares/rectangles in different jean tones. No color. By using colorful fabric as the binding border I am hoping to tie it all together.
All I know is I’m almost done. In record timing.