I almost forgot to post this! I finished this baby quilt that I had started a few months back. I got distracted from it for a bit....and then realized that the recipient was due soon so I'd better get sewing!
I'm really pleased with the results! I did straight line stitching that echoes the chevron shapes. I used my even feed foot on my sewing machine for the first time. I do think that it helped with puckering and pulling on the back. Possibly. I guess the only way to tell is to quilt something without it and compare?
It's bigger than crib sized because I thought this way she can use it longer and as a lap quilt. Oh! I did something I don't normally do on this one. I had an aha! moment while I was doing the quilting and trying to keep my lines fairly even and straight. It dawned on me, why don't I draw some guide lines??? duh. Maybe everyone does that - but just in case - do yourself a favor and draw some lines on with disappearing ink. I used one of my clear quilting rulers so they are easy to make even measurements. I used a water soluble ink pen that I rubbed off before I washed the quilt and it seriously saved my bacon!
I gave Meghan this quilt last week and this week she had her baby! It was perfect timing.