Sunday, June 5, 2011

At Last, A Finished Quilt!

I started this quilt exactly one year ago, and it languished for quite a while before I picked it up again to start the quilting process. I do like it, but it turned out to be longer and narrower than I would have liked. It fits on a twin sized bed, but with not much overhang on the sides. Oh, well. Next time.

I quilted a simple rectangular grid following the block outline.  Here's a picture of the back, which shows the quilting a little better.  As I was adding the binding, I was thinking that the backing didn't quite match the main fabrics.  I wonder now if I goofed and accidentally picked a fabric from a different design group, because that turquoise is quite different than all the other blues.

For the binding, though, I was able to find one more print in the same collection on a recent trip to my local fabric store.  It was a lucky find, because there were really no other prints from this collection left, at least in this particular colorway.

I also added a big tag.  No. 2 knows how to read and write his name, as well as "mom" so I thought it would be fun for him to see.

Just one last close-up!


QuiltyGirl said...

I think the backing is great. :)

And love the label!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a striking quilt! And I think the backing looks great too, sometimes is fun to have a backing that's a bit contrasting.

Kerry said...

Lovely fabric selection,great geometric prints whirling around in there