Friday, February 9, 2018

Sunset Gathering Quilt {Finish}

Hip hip hooray, this quilt is finally done! But alas, it's been nasty weather here and I'm not willing to take it outside in the mud, so indoor pictures it is.

This quilt was part of the Gathering QAL hosted by Cora's Quilts last year. I pulled all of the fabrics from my stash other than the Kona Oyster background fabric -- which is pretty impressive considering this is a queen-sized quilt!

I finished the top in the summer and picked it up from my mom's at Christmas. It sat in a bag for a full month before I was able to trim the quilt and start working on the binding. Speaking of binding:

That's the binding for a queen sized quilt (10 WOF strips, for reference) wrapped around a slightly used spool of Aurifil thread. I have no binding baby and, to be perfectly honest, most of the time I don't press my binding before I sew it to the quilt. Yes, I hear some of you gasping! It was 100% necessary for this quilt and I'm glad I took the time to do it this time around.

For this quilt, I decided to hand stitch it to the back instead of machine binding it. The peachy orange fabric that I used was also used in the quilt top and is an old Kathy Davis print.

This will be my spring bed quilt -- once it warms up and I don't need a flannel quilt on the bed anymore!

Quilt Stats:
Name: Sunset Gathering
Pattern: Gathering by Cora's Quilts
Size: 95" square
Fabrics: various long time stash residents, Kona Oyster for background
Quilting: pantograph clouds
Started: April 2017
Finished: February 2018
Future: bed quilt for myself

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  1. Perfect quilt for a spring bed! I am ready to change mine, which is a fall quilt, but my husband loves it. Love your binding baby inspiration!

  2. It IS the perfect spring quilt! Congrats on an amazing finish. The colors are lovely and it looks great on your bed. You must be thrilled. And in terms of the binding, you do you, lady. :D

  3. It's gorgeous!!! I love the bright, cheery colors! Congrats on the finish!!!

  4. Congratulations on the big finish! Having quilts to rotate out for your bed is fun. I have a plan to work on a few more bed quilts for us this year so maybe I can get to that point, too. :)

  5. It is beautiful Alison! I love the secondary designs that show up, and it really is such a spring feeling quilt, makes us wish spring would get here a tad faster! We're totally snowbound in the Chicago area today.

  6. Beautiful quilt and perfect for spring and summer!!

  7. Congrats! on a spectacular finish. Enjoy!!

  8. Wow! So pretty! I wasn't following you when you were working on this quilt, so it's a lovely new piece to me :) It also never occurred to me that you might not have to iron binding in half, so of course I'm going to try that. Because I'm lazy, I mean, efficient! Any tips on handling the un-ironed binding? Clearly, you thought a big quilt needed the ironing...

  9. Beautiful finish! I love the colors and prints that you used.

  10. Oh, this is so very very pretty! Lovely finish!

  11. I don't iron my binding either! It just seems easier to put it on when it's not ironed in half. But it could also be because I hate ironing:). But I also hand stitch to the back.


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