Monday, April 13, 2020

A Quilt Finish on Easter Weekend!

I doubt that I've ever had a quilt finish on a holiday weekend. Of course, this is a different kind of year. I actually finished the quilt this morning but I think that counts since today is Easter Monday.

I quilted Black/White with Teal on Saturday afternoon. Using a walking foot, I stitched 1/4 inch from the vertical seams on both sides. It was easy and quick, reminding me of the first time I made a string quilt. I quilted it the same way but by hand and our youngest son jokingly told me that was cheating - it was too simple!

This donation quilt is 52" by 59". I quilted it with Aurifil 50-weight black thread. I really wanted to add a teal border but didn't like it. Then I decided on black binding but didn't like that either. I settled on a teal faux piping (which is just a bit narrower than faux flange) with the black binding.

The piping/binding is stitched to the back, turned to the front and sewn down with the machine. There is no hand work. I did a pretty good job of sewing from the front; at least you can't really see the stitching on the back. Whew!

The backing is from my stash. It is black fabric with bits of color.

The black and white strings were made years ago. I've used them in a few other quilts and still have more. This is the first time that I added color within the strips.

I hope you had a nice Easter. Ours was okay. I must have eaten whatever I'm allergic to so the afternoon and evening weren't the best. Now, over 24 hours later, I'm doing much better. I spent some time in the sewing room this afternoon working on a quilt with tiny pieces. It's an ongoing process and I enjoy working on it every so often. I'm enjoying my break from making masks.

Wear your mask
Wash your hands
Stay at home
And I pray you stay well

1 comment:

  1. The piping really makes it stand out. Nice quilt. Keep a journal of what you eat, and when you have problems. Foods stay in your system up to 72 hours. Sometimes it's the overlap of foods that cause the problem (like beef one day and chicken the next).



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