Monday, March 28, 2011
The Finishing Touches on the Quilt
I spent much of the day yesterday finishing the crazy quilt picnic blanket.
I had finished the quilt top the day before, but had trouble figuring out how I was going to lay the backing fabric flat so that I could pin the top and bottom together ( I may have mentioned in the past that we have a very small apartment). In the end, I ended up taking the quilt outside to pin it. The fabric on the underside of the quilt is padded vinyl. This way, it is easy to clean and water won't seep through if the ground is a little damp.
I added a triangle of vinyl to each corner as a "rock pocket". If the wind is strong, a rock can be placed in each of these pockets to help weigh down the corners of the blanket. I also added a cotton strap to each corner, so that tent stakes can be used to anchor the blanket in place in areas where it is harder to find rocks.