A few nights ago now, as my son bathed, I sat and watched him and put the last stitches into Escapees. I tacked down the hang tabs, and then threw it in the wash with my laundry. I was a little nervous - this is the first quilt I've done without pre-washing all of my fabrics first, in forever
I'm very pleased with the quilting. I straight line stitched throughout the piece, which nicely emphasizes the simplicity of the shapes as well as the floral print - if I do say so myself, lol. Actually, the floral panels are done in a diagonal cross hatch pattern. I'd originally planned on doing those panels with free-motion flowers, but a test run showed that free motion flowers detracted far too much from the print itself.
Throughout the quilt, I used black thread in the bobbin, giving the back what I think is a really cool graphic quality. I'm really enjoying playing with my threads, so it's a theme I'm sure I'll continue with future quilts.
And now that I have this one finished, I might have a second quilt finish to show off soon-ish. I'm prepping the backing for Flying Geese II, and I'm hoping to get the works on the quilt frame tonight.