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.