Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quilted, check; Binding, check; Finished, CHECK!!!

I'm so happy to have my sewing machine back! I finished quilting my sister's Random Reflections quilt last night and I sewed on the binding. I was going to wait to post a picture but I couldn't so here you go:
Here's a closeup of some of the stitching.

I did all straight line and I followed the seams so there's bound to be a little wonky stuff, but you learn from everything.
Here's the back.
Rebecca's Quilting 101 class today is about quilt backs. So cool. I really like giving the back some character. It doesn't necessarily have to be a reversible quilt but I like for the back to look interesting. Luckily I had plenty of leftovers from the front (I still have leftovers!) so I pieced some blocks down the middle to stretch my backing fabric.

I really like that backing fabric and it blends perfectly with the Kona Maize and the jelly roll I used.
Oh, and I also finished putting the last strip on the last square for the Clover and Violet's Embroidery 101 so I'm ready for that too.

I'm still working on the backing for X Marks the Spot. It's a little harder because I do have to piece some but I'm being particular about how I do it.
It's the weekend for ballet recitals so I don't foresee getting much more done. My parents will be staying in the bedroom down in the basement (my sewing machine resides in the room next to it). Hope you guys are productive!

4 comments:

LaDonna and Diana said...

You did a great job on the quilt, but I must say the backing is outstanding! Love it!

LaDonna

The Thompsons said...

I really like the big blocks on the back. It really makes the quilt.

Linz said...

That turned out wonderfully!! Way to go!! I LOVE the back! Yay!!!

Jen B said...

Lovely quilt! I <3 blues and greens and the straight line quilting looks great!