Notice how she measures the border along the middle of the quilt body, and cuts to size before sewing it on. This is the correct method. If you just sew on the border, and the trim off the extra, it's very likely you will have a way border with too much fabric that will not lay flat.
My good friend, Shanna DeHoogh, makes goat milk lotion, and I am carrying some for sale here in the studio. If you are looking for a little gift for someone, or just for yourself, pick one up! It's very moisturizing and absorbs well without feeling greasy. Chloe and I love it.
She raises & milks her own goats, and then turns the milk into soap & lotion. Learn more about her products at her website: brbgoatmilksoap.com
Quilted with the Square Spiral pattern. This quilt is made of all flannel, with a solid black flannel backing. The batting used was the Quilter's Dream Midnight Black batting- a very good choice for dark backings to avoid light batting fibers from pushing through & showing on the back.
I made this quilt from scraps of fleece that were laying around. The triangles are cut with a 60* triangle ruler. It went together really fast (the fleece was surprisingly easy to work with on my Pfaff sewing machine), and it's super soft & warm.
Since the fleece has quite a bit of stretch & thickness, it can't be quilted on the longarm. I am planning on backing it with flannel, and the doing a tacking "X" stitch on my sewing machine in the middle of each triangle to hold all the layers together. Kind of like tying, but I don't want the loose yarn ends that happen with that method.
I finished putting this together today. A simple 9-patch + rail fence pattern made from recycled denim.
With the heavier denim, I like to keep the quilting pretty simple & not too dense. This isn't quilted yet, but I am thinking about a simple X through each block, and flannel for the back. A very thin batting will help to cushion the thicker denim seams. All the seams on the quilt top are pressed open, which helps to reduce bulk.
The 9-patch squares are cut at 3.5", and the rail fence rectangles are 9.5" x 3.5". Super quick to put together. If you want to make one for yourself, look for denim that is a bit lighter weight, the super-heavy men's work jeans can be too thick to work with, depending on how to you want to quilt it.
The pattern to make this quilt can be found in the book "Scraps & Shirttails" by Bonnie K. Hunter, on page 98.
Here's a very good example of how to do a pieced backing.... It isn't always possible to center backing elements perfectly, so this is a good layout- plus it adds visual interest to the back of the quilt.