Heidi from Red Letter Quilts uses her fantastic One Monthly Goal link-up to finish projects that might not otherwise be at the forefront. I took a page from her book and made completing this mini my goal for May.
I did a diagonal cross-hatch at 1 inch intervals. This was my first time using the guide thingy that came with my sewing machine for the quilting. I marked the center line with a water soluble pen, then sewed on that first line. After that, no more marking! I set my guide thingy at an inch:
If I do a larger quilt with this technique, I will move the guide thingy to the other side of my needle. This is a small quilt, only about 17" square, so having the bulk of the quilt in my throat space was not a big deal, but it would be easier to flip to the other side of the needle for most projects.
I don't usually go out of my way to match my backings to my tops, but I found this cute tiny heart print on sale and knew I had to use it for the back. This photo also shows how off-white Kona snow really is--it seems so white to me until I see it side by side with a bright white!
This was on my list of Q2 goals for the finish along hosted by a group of global bloggers. I am also linking up with Heidi's OMG and Julie's Goodbye UFOs.