So I finished quilting the quilt for church. I ended up machine quilting it myself, with just a simple checkerboard pattern on the diagonal. I really like how it turned out! Had a few puckers on the back, but hopefully easily fixed. I used spray adhesive to baste it, and have to say I like that much better than using all those pins! Lessons learned for next time:
- Iron the batting!
- Iron the backing - again and again
- Vacuum under the rug. ;)
- More newspapers around the edge
- It's better with a partner!