Hillside Houses QAL finish
After all these weeks of piecing the blocks…
And fixing a few last minute mistakes…
Hillside Houses is finished!
I lucked out when looking for what to use for the backing. Wanting to use some of my older stashed fabrics, I found a few yards of this pretty clam shell print called Yoshiko from Blank Quilting 2006, which was also used for the binding. I made a pieced backing with a grey strip down the middle made from Widescreen Crosshatch in Grey by Caroline Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
I really had no idea how I was going to quilt this. But when the time came, I went with Superior Threads’ Omni #3023 in Light Grey on top and in the bobbin. And made those organic wavy lines using my walking foot. The grey thread blends in nicely with all the bright Kona cotton solids on the front and with that bright backing.
There have been many inquiries as to how I quilt those wavy lines. And requests for a tutorial. So this time I got my daughter to film while I was quilting and I have uploaded this short video if you are interested. This is my video debut!
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The binding was sewn first to the front of the quilt. And then “stitched in the ditch” along the binding from the front to catch the fold on the back. This was my fourth attempt at this method and I am getting better at it. It’s difficult to get a consistent width of the binding folded over to the back of the quilt. I think I will try glue basting the fold over next time and see how that goes. I love the scalloped look of that print along the binding edges!
ordered from Ikaprint.
This Hillside Houses quilt finished at approximately 60″ x 75″and is for sale in my Etsy Shop here. Kinda have my fingers crossed that this one doesn’t sell. I have never actually kept one of my quilts for myself before and this one is the perfect size for me!
And with Adrienne of Chezzetcook Modern Quilts.
She’s hosting TGIFF this week!
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