Wow, I finished this quilt top, my first, about five weeks ago or more, but life got in the way. I finally have a little breathing room today, and I'm ready to start quilting. I'd love to have a little advice from more experienced quilters. Here are a few questions I have:
1. How far past the quilt top should the batting extend? I bought a queen-sized batting, but it's a lap size quilt. I want to cut off the extra to decrease the bulk and make this easier to work with, but I don't want to cut off too much.
2. Do I need to mark the fabric if I'm going to follow the lines of the pattern? I also want to do a heart in each white pinwheel triangle, but I thought I could go back and do those after doing all the other quilting. Is there a reason I shouldn't?
By the way, this pattern is available for free on the Fun Stuff page at FoolsGoldCA.com.
Land of Happy Endings Quilt