This is the finished quilt for Cooper! My favorite way to baste is using 505 spray but it did not work on this. The backing – Moda marble dots in black/grey – stuck nicely to the batting but the pieced quilt top did not. My assumption is that the 505 is not compatible with nylon, I used Sulky Soft n’ Sheer as the base to create the string blocks.
The batting is Soft & Bright by Warm and I did minimal quilting — straight lines in one direction every 4 inches. I am using my Elna to do the quilting and I am learning to use batting that can be quilted many inches apart. Honestly, I think heirloom quilting is fabulous … but … my quilts are (hopefully) functional and I like finishing them myself in a reasonable amount of time.
Now it might really be time for Christmas in July …..