After watching Camille's quilting class on Craftsy, I was so excited to start her Swoon quilt and use some of the cutting techniques I learned. (side note: her class is terrific) We needed a quilt for our guest bedroom, but I wanted to branch out and do something different, and this Chicopee fabric by Denyse Schmidt was just the thing.
After it was all pieced together I tried to straight-line quilt it. But being 80x80", I had to quilt the same direction each time (rather than rotating), so after about 7 lines, the backing fabric was gradually shifting. As much as I don't like ripping, I knew it had to come out.
After getting a little advice from some of my Instagram friends, I started over. Their suggestions made all the difference: Use spray basting, or use extra pins. Naturally, I did both.
Pattern: Swoon by Camille RoskelleyFabric: Chicopee (with a little Anna Maria Horner thrown in)
Solid white: Moda Bella bleached white 97
Backing: king sized sheet (on clearance for $7)