I’m a quilting machine over here! I’m also checking off Christmas gifts and this may be okay to show because I don’t think the recipient reads my blog. Either way, I’m not telling them who it’s for, so we’re safe.
I was able to cut and sew this up in two days, and I’m actually impressed with myself. It’s also probably the reason that I haven’t sewn anything since then. I learned quite a few lessons with this quilt. First of all, joining rows continuously down a quilt is a talent that I still haven’t mastered. There are a couple of points I wasn’t proud of, but I’m still proud. Also, learning the craft of needing to get grades of light, medium, and dark fabrics in order to have the quilt flow well.
Also? Binding may be the undoing of me. I mean, I like sewing it together, and the process of getting it attached to the first side, but I do understand why people do it by hand. I am not one of those people. I’ve made my peace with not perfecting my binding this year. Next year doesn’t look promising either.
Deciding on a backing is always quite interesting. I never know what the back is going to be until I’ve completed the quilt top. I’m glad to have a LQS LITERALLY 10 minutes away that can help with all of my last minute needs. That shop is The Quilters Trunk, and I need to write about them one of these days. It’s on of my favorite places on the South side of Chicago to go these days.
I used the Double Dutch Ice Cream Splat print from Hoffman and another print that I’m not quite sure of, right at this moment. The binding is also from the Double Dutch line and is named Candy Dots. The front consists of several different lines. I promise that I’m going to update this post with those prints, but of course, I’m not in my work area at the moment.
I’ve also realized that I need a farm, with a great fence so I can stage all of my quilt photos properly. This city living doesn’t vibe well when I’m feeling particularly homestead-y!!
So, there you go. My third completed quilt, and my first completed Christmas gift. I feel like a winner! What are YOU working on? Link up with me this week, so I can come and visit you! It can be an Instagram picture, blog post, or Facebook share, it just needs to be public so I can give you some maker love!