Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Full of Wonder is Wonderful!
Full of Wonder
I finally finished stitching the binding down on this quilt last night. I am so happy with the way this quilt looks now. I am so glad I took the time to remove the original border from the quilt top....it looks so much better and I feel really great giving it to my sister Christine. I know she will love it too! Making this quilt was a bit of a saga but all is well that ends well. When I first saw the pattern in the magazine, I had earmarked it to make for myself but when Christine was looking at patterns for her quilt she just kept going back to it. Well, what could I do except make it for her! The only real request she had was to somehow have hummingbirds on it. The inspiration fabric that was originally chosen for the border did not have hummingbirds nor did any of the other fabrics so naturally I had to go shopping with my sisters.
close up of backing
Sandra first saw the navy blue hummingbird fabric but I wasn't too sure about it so we left it at the store. After thinking about it, I realized that it was just what was needed so we made another visit to the shop. Luckily it was still there so I picked it up and I really can't be happier with it. The finished quilt measures approx. 77" x 96" and I free-motion quilted it in a meander pattern using silvery-gray thread. I bound it with one of the red fabrics used in the quilt top.