Friday, June 2, 2017

A Finish !!!!


I'm amazed how lovely this quilt turned out, having used tons of not so pretty, little 1.5 inch squares.



While working on the nine patches, I kept thinking Britt would really like these colours.  So it has now been finished and gifted as a wedding present to Britt and Nick.

I stitched in the ditch in the main part of the quilt and hand quilted straight 

lines in the border.




I went with a white backing in keeping with the clean, bright feel of the front.

The extra wide white material was my one and only purchase, still trying to use what I have.





Just scraped by with my last bit of this for my binding... about 12" left of my binding leftover.  I used to cut binding strips at 2.5" but wasn't happy with the result.  Now I cut them at 2.25" with a much cleaner looking finish.


71.5" x 61" before washing

90-3" plus blocks

89-3" scrappy 9-patch blocks


A photo of the newlyweds, I couldn't resist:



9 comments:

  1. I've been cutting a 2 1/4" binding myself, and like it much more also. I love how the black pops in your quilt. Very lovely finish.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I don't plan it, but a certain amount of black tends to end up in most of my quilts lately.

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  2. Your quilt looks great! It's nice to know you prefer the smaller width for binding. I currently use 2 3/8, but have lately been considering taking it down to 2.25. Your testimonial might be the nudge I need to give it a try.

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    1. Give it a try on your next quilt :)

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  3. Very very nicely done! You are very patient to use both such small squares AND do the hand quilting too. Great work!

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    1. I'm not sure it's patience or frugality lol. I just hate to throw out material ....1.5" squares are the smallest I save. As for the hand quilting, that is total relaxation during tv time.

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  4. What a great stashbuster quilt. It's lovely

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  5. What a beautiful scrap quilt - my favorite kind! I love a bit of black in a quilt. It's a nice contrast to the bright colors. I use 1.5" squares all the time because everything looks cuter in a smaller size.

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  6. Really pretty, and love the black accents! Wow!!

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