Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Another Project Done!




The monster quilt has been finished and delivered to my mother! She put it on her bed as soon as I gave it to her. I finished it this morning. It was actually still a little damp when I brought it to her house.  It's a little big for her bed but that's okay. She's going to use it like a bedspread and fold her pillows in it.


This binding is the best one I've ever done! It was nice and straight. I really love sewing a 3/8" seam allowance instead of 1/4". It just seems more sturdy somehow.


Here's my label. It's nothing fancy. I just use the letters available on my sewing machine. It's amazing how quickly you forget what year a quilt was finished. I always try to add a label when I finish any project. I've also signed the back and added a date as well.




 Here's a little sneak peek to my next machine quilting project. I was sort of disappointed. The kit for the wall hanging included a backing. When I went to layer it with the batting and quilt top, I found it was way too small to use. I have plenty of other fabric but I thought it was sad that the supplied fabric couldn't be used.

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  1. Congratulations on finishing your mom's quilt. She obviously loves it if she put it right onto her bed.

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    1. Thanks, Em! I loved watching her put on her bed as soon as I gave it to her. So glad I stuck with it!

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  2. Blue and orange...a winning combination. Looks absolutely lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Karin! It actually looks so good on her bed! She loves it!

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  3. Your Mom will toasty warn under that lovely quilt.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! She seems to really like it. I'm so glad I made it for her!

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  4. The quilt is perfect!!! Congrats!!!! I'm surprised about the backing, though. The kits I've encountered either had no backing or a backing I did not care for. Using the 3/8" s.a. gives a more balanced look to the binding on the front....1/4" appears a tad skimpy on the larger projects. I've switched to that myself and am quite pleased, too. Thanks for the great post..............

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    1. Thanks so much, Doreen! I think the 3/8" is so much better too! The backing just wasn't going to work. I was sort of surprised. I'm hoping I can still use the binding fabric they supplied.

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  5. Love the quilt you made for your Mum, it will certainly keep her warm - congratulations on the finish! I hope the unable-to-be-used backing is extra nice and can find its way into the front of another project!

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    1. Thanks, Raewyn! I'm so glad my mother loves her quilt! The backing was a very deep blue. I'll be able to use it for something else. (Just added it to the stash!!)

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