Back at the Bakeshop!
It's always such fun to be at the Bakeshop. I love being able to come up with a design, get fabric to make it happen, and see how others react. There are almost always challenges I didn't see coming, and adjustments that have to be made as I develop the tutorial. In this one, for example, I didn't take into account that the solid background would show through the white borders and sashing, which prompted the addition of the second layer of batting. I actually really like the final result, though, so it was a fortuitous mistake. I also cut the batting pieces a bit too small, necessitating some FMQ around the edge of each block. I'm still working on developing my repertoire and skill level, so I did a variety of stitches; gives it a little bit of fun, though I still would have preferred to keep those areas completely blank. This was the first quilt I made using my new Elna as well, so I'm still learning its quirks. The tension in all of the middle ar