After a back-breaking couple of hours spent moving furniture around, taping enormous pieces of fabric to the floor and then pinning it all together, the really good part of making a quilt can start.
The long weeks of hand quilting are the part I like the best. A chance to curl up on the comfiest, saggiest chair with a big quilt on my lap, and sew by hand while G and I listen to some new music, or work our way through a backlog of old films or tv series we've missed from LOVEFiLM.
For this quilt I've gone back to using the Heirloom Premium Cotton wadding I bought by accident for Cam's quilt. It makes for a weightier, denser quilt than the Quilters Dream Poly I used for my first quilt, and the quick-slow quilt I made for myself earlier this year. I would recommend both waddings, but I prefer the Heirloom one. I dithered over the backing fabric for this quilt for a while and eventually plumped for an Anna Maria Horner print in flannel, which I bought from The Fabric Farm's Etsy shop. The fabric is of a very high quality, which has been the case for all the Anna Maria Horner fabrics I've bought. It is stunningly soft, not too thick, and doesn't set my teeth on edge like some flannel and fleece fabrics do (or is that just me?).
And of course Livvy is very excited to see her quilt coming one step closer to completion. She has been very patient.