Going Backwards Quilt #11 is Done

I have finished Quilt #11, its been almost a month since I finished the top.  I don’t like to have things unfinished, so this one bugged me.

I have to get better at the pictures, just laying them out flat isn’t very interesting.  So I will try to work on that, but this is a done project.

I had issue with blue fabric, Joann’s didn’t quite cut straight, so I ended up with about and inch shortage on one part of one of the pieces.  Of course, I didn’t realize this until I had completed the quilting.  Beginner focus, focus on the one thing, quilting and don’t notice the bigger issue of fabric not completely covering the batting.

So the solution was to make a binding that was wider on the back than the front.  I didn’t turn out to bad.  I learned 2 things with this finish.  ALWAYS check twice on the fabric backing to be sure it is correct size and I don’t like a wide binding.  It doesn’t look bad, but just not my first choice.

But here is #11 done and waiting for a home.  Not sure who, but I will be giving this one a new home, which was my plan all along.

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9 Comments

  1. June 17, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    We do learn valuable lessons as we quilt, no matter how long we've been doing it. Your quilt is lovely…. so bright and cheery.

    • June 20, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      I know that Ramona and I hope I don't have to learn them all the hard way. Although when I learn them the hard way, they only happen once, usually.

  2. June 17, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Hi, I think photographing a quilt is not easy. Your close up is the best! I admire quilters that go to a special place to photograph, but never seem to get there myself. Great finish!

    • June 20, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      Thanks for the feedback. I have great outdoor spaces, but have the fear of putting a fresh new quilt on the ground. I'll get there, maybe a chair in the grass.

  3. June 20, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    I think a wide binding is a great solution. It can be really hard to keep a quilt backing in place and I try to have my backings about 2" larger on all sides than the top, but that can be a challenge. Lovely finish!

  4. June 21, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Whoever receives this quilt will love it I'm sure – it's such a happy looking quilt! Your triangles are so nice and the quilting keeps it so soft looking. I'm also not a huge fan of wide bindings, but sometimes it happens. I think your quilt looks great! Thanks for sharing it on MCM. 🙂

  5. June 22, 2016 / 1:49 am

    This is such a cute, happy quilt. Congrats on a great finish.

  6. June 23, 2016 / 2:23 am

    This is a pretty quilt! Great solution with the binding 🙂

  7. July 3, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    I love this quilt and it looks like you sewed fabric scraps together? Do you have a pattern or measurements that you can share with me? Thanks
    judyk2310@gmail.com

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