Saturday, March 1, 2014

Finished Citrus Simply Woven Quilt

While this was my February ALYoF goal, it didn't get done until March, but I can totally accept that after waiting until after the 20th to get the last piece for the backing fabric. Next time I need to double check my backing yardage calculations twice before I order.

Here's the pictures from last night when I got all of the quilting finished:



I decided to bind it in the same fabric as the backing, so this morning I machine bound it. This was my first time machine binding a quilt, and it turned out decently well. A few places are a bit wobbly and my corners aren't perfect, but I can always improve!


Here's the backing with the three leftover blocks:


Here it is on the fence at my apartment complex. I got really fancy with these outdoor shots, eh?



Stats:
Blocks: Simply Woven via Moda Bake Shop made by members of the Stash Bee 2013
Background and binding : from Haven's Edge line
Size: 72 by 72 inches
Quilting: meandering loops in white thread
Started: November 2013
Finished: March 1, 2014
Future: picnic blanket -- Park Ranger husband and I are going to have some picnics on this blanket once it warms up.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, this is the most complicated looking quilt, and yet the pattern at Moda makes it so much easier to understand. I think I'd really have to concentrate on those perfect ¼-inch seams and sub cutting and all, but I think I can do it. Yours is FANTASTIC! I love it. I think I'd make mine just a bit smaller because I don't think my little Janome could handle the quilting part if it was that large. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  2. It looks amazing! It must feel so good to have it done and ready for picnicking! :)

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  3. Nicely done! I think those brights might need a second chance at outside once the snow is gone, though - they scream summer (which can't come soon enough this winter ; ) How did you quilt it? Free motion or straight lines? I love machine binding - I use this method: http://wasntquiltinaday.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/quilting-101-machine-binding/

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  4. Beautiful finish! You picked a great fabric for the backing. Have fun with your picnics. It will be warm soon, I hope!

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  5. Your choice and colors of fabrics are captivating...so bright-yummy-happy!!!

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