Boy, am I excited. I have expanded my horizons, thought outside the box, all that cliche stuff.
Therefore I have something to share. It started with the call for quilt donations for Sandy relief efforts. I really wanted to do something but what. Timing is important, they need them now. So what would be fastest? One of the many panels I have in the stash. Quickest backing? My sister swears by flannel, not something I've done before. However my dear FIL had gifted me with several yards of the sweetest yellow flannel some time back. So here it is:
Another trial of a new to me technique: invisible thread. I didn't want the quilting on the dinosaur panel to detract from the cuteness of the Dino's so I found a spool of invisible thread (also in the stash) and tried that out.
The third item I tried was not a smashing success, at least I don't think so. In order to speed thing up a bit, I tried the none binding edge, pillowcase style, envelope whatever it is called. Where you sew the edges of the top and backing right sides together with the batting then turn them right sides out like a pillowcase.
It was fast, but I wasn't sure how much quilting I could do with the edges already sewn and it is more like a comforter than a quilt.
Hey, I'm outta here, there's fabric calling me.