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Sew Fresh Quilt completed!

Posted on: January 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

The Fall Leaves quilt top has been layered, basted, quilted and bound…  I used the fall leaves print for the backing and for the binding.  Binding… I tried the machine stitched on the back method by stitching in the ditch on the front.  It is a little quicker than hand stitching, but I am not as happy with the look and will be reluctant to try it again soon, but I still have hope in mastering it.

I took the quilt out to get some pics using my daughter’s ipod.  Could not see a thing on the display!  And I think the direct sunlight was TOO bright.  So I will try getting some better pics this week.

Here is a pic of the quilting, close up.

Black thread was used for the whole quilt – piecing, quilting and binding.
And it is the first quilt that I made using my Spoonflower quilt labels!
I also decided on the backing for the Enchantment pinwheel quilt and it is ready for layering.  I was really on a roll because I also have a matching pillow ready to be quilted.  I am going to attempt a free motion design, so the pillow will be my practice piece.
Meanwhile, our computer was in for repair.  The USB ports were not working and I could not upload any photos.  It took them two full days to get at it and get it back to us.  So I did a LOT of housework and will have no guilty conscience to contend with come Monday.  Glorious Monday… When the house is quiet, empty and quilty.
Hey, I do love them, but relish the time alone quilting!
What is your favourite time to quilt, sew or craft?

2 Responses

  1. Marianne says:

    my favorite time to quilt is all the time. I am your newest follower. Starting a blog is alot of work. Yours looks great so far.

  2. Hi Marianne! All the time has to be the best answer. Thanks for leaving a message, following, and liking my blog. It is almost as much fun as quilting. Lorna:)