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« on: March 17, 2009 01:36:01 PM »

Well, last week was Spring Break, so I finally finished a project I started last May when I first got my sewing machine. Yay!

I needed something that would look decent on the twin bed in our spare bedroom, as our house is on the market. It didn't need to be functional, since we don't really have overnight guests, just look... homey. So, I took 15 fat quarters and sewed them together, very basically, until I had this:

I backed it with a vintage black and white print I got for free, sandwiching some very cheap poly batting (I have since learned better), and then I hand-tied it (I wasn't sure how to quilt the sandwich yet on my machine, and didn't have a walking foot).

And that's how it sat, in our guest bedroom, for 10 months, until last week, when I finally got up the energy to finish it. Mind you, I had the binding all cut and ironed and rolled up into a cute little pancake, but somehow, I never got around to sewing it on. Well, that was too bad, since in 10 months, the exposed edge of the binding faded to the point where I had to toss it and start over again.

I wasn't really a fan of how the quilt turned out, after finishing some other quilting projects - I thought it looked... juvenile and simplistic. So, I made some more bias strips and applied them as decoration, which definitely improved the look.

Then I sewed on the binding, and.. voila! (You can also see that we got new carpeting between the first picture and this one.)

And, here's a closeup of the binding / bias strips / backing:

All in all, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. The bonus is that now that it's finished, I can wash it, which is good because it's covered with 10 months of cat hair.
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009 01:45:36 PM »

Oh I love black and white,  even my cat is black and white  Smiley  The backing fabric is great too, I bet that side looks just as good as the front.  The spotty ribbon adds to it's charm.  You can't go wrong with black and white - wish I had a 'spring break'  - sadly am at work.  I do like the way you've tied it.  This is very impressive. Carry on quilting.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009 01:46:55 PM »

very nice. I love black and white. you did good.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009 01:48:01 PM »

oh, I love it! Black and white is the win. I wish I had the skill and patience to do quilting, I'd love a big quilt to curl up in on my bed [grin]

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009 01:49:25 PM »

I LOVE that you added the strips to the top.  It breaks it up and makes it look so interesting.
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009 01:51:55 PM »

That's great. I love black and white (as much as I love bright colours...). I think the bias strips on the top were a great move Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009 02:06:48 PM »

wow.  The bias strips really add to it.  I like that backing fabric, too. 

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009 02:16:38 PM »

It really pops.  I like it.  Great job.

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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009 02:18:24 PM »

I love the finished look. I like how you broke up the squares with the emeblishment. I may have to borrow that idea.
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009 02:42:17 PM »

I really like how the bias strips remind me of plaid. It turned out really good!
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