I can hardly believe it, but I managed to have the quilt mostly done for show-n-tell. The binding wasn’t stitched to the back until today, but my guild friends didn’t mind.
It’s so fun to be able to share a project with people who love quilting as much as you.
I ended up ditching the sashing altogether and just added a 3 inch border of white on each side. Once I got to sewing, that just felt like the right thing to do. The quilt ended up a little larger than a standard twin at 70 x 86.
I discovered it’s much harder to photograph a bed-sized quilt with only one person holding. And equally hard for the person trying to hold the quilt! (Thank you honey for breaking your back while I proceeded to take umpteen million of the same picture)
I love how the back turned out. This was my first time randomly piecing things together and I can’t wait to make another quilt this way. It was freeing to just go with the flow.
It was a bit of a wake up call though when I realized, hey, you have to piece all that together. I got so caught up in just putting pieces on my design wall, that I forgot about the sewing part!
The little white box towards the bottom is the label. I hate not knowing the details of some of the quilts handed down to me, so I’m trying to be better about recording the history. Here’s what it says:
I am so thrilled to have this quilt complete. The cherry on top was my little girl’s reaction when I put it on her bed. She screeched and gave me the biggest bear hug while she told me that she loved it and how she couldn’t wait to sleep with it.
Reactions like that make every stitch absolutely priceless!
Thank you for sharing in the process with me!