The red check border fabric is from the 80's. I remember my grandma made an applique apple quilt for my second son and this red check was left over. He was born in 1987. It goes well with the Pips though.
The backing was a lucky vintage sheet find from my local Vinnie's Boutique. It is super soft cotton.
It looks "wrinkly and tucky" here, but there are actually no tucks. My machine quilts beautifully!
I pieced this quilt on my basic model Janome. I machine quilted it on my other Janome 6600P. I prefer NOT to prewash my fabric before quilting because I think texture after washing is one of the best parts of quilting! I believe the more texture, the better! I used a lightweight batting that is actually made from recycled water bottles. I have made 3 quilts and several table runners so far using this batting and I am very happy with it. I use this quilt almost every day, no matter if it is winter or summer. Pips just make me happy :) debbie