Last week I showed you the beginnings of my Spring picnic quilt - made totally from thrifted napkins and tablecloths. This weekend I have managed to add the batting ( a left over piece from Christmas quilts) and back it with part of a king size duvet cover I have had since I was fifteen. In total I think it has cost less than £10 to make (the batting was £7.50) which I hope you will agree is a bargain!
I have bound the edges using the backing fabric and I have machine quilted it in straight lines - using the design and the pattern of the fabric as a guide.
The question mark in the title is there because after a discussion with a friend I have decided to embellish it with hand quilting in the gaps.
The quilt is usable as it is but I see no reason (this probably breaks all kinds of quilting rules!) why I can't just keep adding bits of quilting as the time and urge dictates. I have never attempted hand quilting before and I am not ready (or very drawn) to using complex templates to do it but I do love the effect of the small areas I have freehand quilted so far. I am thinking that if I am wrapped up warm in my quilt that there is nothing to stop me taking a needle and adding a bit more each time I sit.