Friday, March 4, 2011

My Finish!!

I was going to post yesterday that after 4 broken needles and 100 broken threads later I was finished quilting my sister's birthday gift, but I fell asleep!! 

Tuesday I stayed home from my Sewful Sister's meeting got the backing sewn, the quilt pinned and the fountain quilting done.  Wednesday night I did all the free motion quilting. (That part is always fun - except for the needles and thread breaking. Finally got the problem fixed on the last triangle.)

I also quilted her name "Cindy" in green.

And then....instead of going to bed, I stayed up a bit longer and made up the binding.  I love doing the binding so easy and relaxing.  I had a big surprise.  I bought this as a kit and I thought the binding was pink.  I found out it is purple.  On dear - the border and the binding matched. (It was late, so I decide to worry about that later.)

In order to get this quilt finished in time I decided to sew the binding onto the back and then flip it to the front and use a decorative stitch.  Yea Mama!! This turned out so nice. I used light green on top and gold on the bottom and that gave my binding some excitement!  I was happy in the end not to have the pink - as the purple made me be more creative, giving the quilt more pizazz and the purple makes the backing fabric pop. 

All I need to do now is wrap it up! I'm also so happy to have this UFO done for the March UFO Challenge and Kelly's Charming Girls Club March Goals.



  1. Your sister will just love it, makes me think that spring is on it's way.

  2. Such a beauty! Your sister will love it.

  3. It is SOOOOO beautiful! Way to go! What a great way to finish up that binding. It looks just great. The perfect finish! Nice going!