Sunday, 20 May 2012

Quilt finish

Well I had a very busy weekend sewing and managed to get my quilt finished. I'm so happy with the way it turned out and am delighted with the shade of green I chose for the back as it really compliments it.

I used a thinner binding than usual on this and really like it, it's nice to experiment with a different aspect from quilt to quilt. 

Looks can be deceiving, even though this is a simple design it shows up any imperfections. After I had the quilt top stitched the column on the right looked slightly off and sure enough when I measured it against the others there was a 2mm difference in the tiers. So I had to unpick it realign it and do it again. But it was worth it as there is nothing worse than something niggling at you every time you look at something you've made.

As I have the complementary Riley Blake fabric in the girls Alphabet Soup, I'm tempted to make a girls version to match this. I haven't fully decided yet so any suggestions are welcome. In one way it's nice to try something different with each quilt but then again I'm so pleased with this one I'm considering it.

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  1. Isn't it amazing (and irritating) how you can see the tiniest flaw in your own work straight away! It looks brilliant - love the binding.

  2. Thanks so much Catherine, we are own worst critic!

  3. What a sweet quilt - I like the binding. I know what you mean about finding mistakes late in the process. As for your next one - simple patchwork squares might be nice with this pattern.

  4. What a sweet quilt!! I agree the green is perfect. The color choices are wonderful. Beautiful. I seriously love the polka dot binding

  5. Very cheery and bright! I love the binding.

  6. Thanks a million, I was really pleased with the green backing I'll have to go fabric hunting later on this week to see if I can get as good a match for my girls version. I love polka dots for binding, I've had it in quite a few of mine.