One of my three goals for April is complete! My rainbow quilt:
The Road Trip Quilt from Cluck, Cluck, Sew. I didn't make it for anybody in particular. Most of the fabrics I had in my stash and I made the top over a year ago. My plan is to use the fabrics I have in my enormous collection to make blankets to donate. The only problem is after I spend so much time making quilts I fall in love with them and it's so hard to give them away--even though I know they would be appreciated and loved! It's hard to tell, but I quilted it with randomly-spaced horizontal lines.
My favorite 5-year-old finally agreed to help me out by holding it for me so I could take a few pictures. It's so nice he's tall enough now! (It was a little windy.)
I use Red Pepper Quilts machine binding technique to bind this quilt. I don't think I'll ever hand sew a binding again. I did have a few problems.
Corners were a little troublesome.
Most of it turned out really nice, though, and it was so much faster than hand sewing the binding.
I think machine binding my quilts will increase the number of quilts I'm able to complete since that was always the most time-consuming part of the quilting process. I'm not sure why I was so resistant to switch over to machine binding--I think it looks so professional!