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Thursday, July 11, 2019

At Long Last - Serena's Quilt is Finished

Good Morning,

I've been quite busy finishing this quilt, having company and having a bridal shower for Serena.

First up - Does anything feel better than a finished quilt? 
Only one that has a deadline to it.  And a Wedding is a big deadline. 
I would take pictures of my process - but then I would have to delete them before Serena could see them.  And then I wouldn't have them for a post!  I want to keep this as a surprise. 

I'm still a novice quilter.  I worried about that for a few minutes - and then figured it doesn't matter.  She will appreciate what I've done.  

My other daughter Angela had just bought some black fabric she didn't really want.  I asked for it and used that for the binding.  I was worried about how it would look.  I'm so used to seeing it without. But I think the black edging really pulls it together.  
Because the binding was just plain black fabric I could use a fancy stitch to completely apply the binding by machine.

  When I came to the corners as you can see here they got a little squirely.
Personally I'm okay with that.  
And my other comforting thought was - its just a blanket.  No one will see or care about the imperfections when it is cuddled up around them - or being used as a bed cover.
     Here's the back.  
I'm not sure I like doing a pieced back.  On this quilt I think it is okay. 
Cons: It was more work and time.
Pros:  It used up the rest of the fabric. Cost less than buying more fabric. 

Both Pro and Con:  Quilting on the back shows and doesn't show. 
Now I have a wedding dress to hem, my dress to alter and bags to make for the wedding.  

Wait - don't go yet!  I forgot to tell you.  I also after a LOT of debating and staring at the quilt decided to put their names & wedding date on the inside border.  So its there but not STANDING OUT & YELLING at someone.




Of course I took the picture before cleaning up the extra threads and chalk lines. 

And one last picture.  This is the only picture I took at the bridal shower.
My sweet little girl, Serena. 

Now I'm off to work. Stitching will have to wait til tonight.
Linda



7 comments:

  1. Serena's quilt is beautiful and I love the subtle names quilted right in. Enjoy all the wedding craziness!!

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  2. Beautiful finish!! Love that you quilted the names on it. It’s really well done and I know it’s appreciated. 😊

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  3. Serena's so cute and looks too young to be getting married!!!! Love her quilt and the way you put their names and date on it--way to go!!!
    enjoy, luv, di

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  4. Serena's and Stephen's quilt is beautifully finished.
    Lovely photo of Serena...

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  5. Look at that sweet photo of your Serena; how happy she looks! A most gorgeous quilt, Linda. The design is lovely as is the quilting. Love the touch of Serena and Stephen's names. They will both love this quilt stitched with much love.

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  6. A great finish Linda and I do like a dark binding - it stops the eye drifting off into outer space! Great idea to decorate it too. What a pretty young lady. xx

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  7. Oh my goodness WHAT a gift!!! Linda that quilt is just stunning and I adore the quilting, especially the names! Serena is a doll, I wish her a lifetime of happiness!!!

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