Do you ever feel like the project you're working on isn't going to turn out? I have the tendency to think this about almost ALL of the projects that I work on, and for me it leads to, "hmm...maybe I'll start something else and come back to this later." I do it all the time!
So, when I felt that familiar feeling coming back I fought the urge to give up and pressed on! I'm loving the result...
|Fabrics - Denyse Schmidt ~ Flower & Dot in Turquoise Flower & Dot in Green,|
Michael Miller ~ Groovy Guitar in Lime
Inspiration from Knotty Bits
The quilt backing is a fleece gingham that is ever-so-soft and hug-able...I have to admit, I almost took a nap on it! :)
|yup...that's two pairs of legs behind that quilt! :)|
finished dimensions: 40"x 49.5"
Once the quilt top was completed I felt like it needed some more warm colours - red/orange/yellow. I didn't have quite enough of Denyse Schmidt's Seedpod in Turquoise so I supplemented with the Turquoise Dots and Stripes from Piece O' Cake Designs for Robert Kaufman.
|quilt binding Seedpod Stripe in Turquoise and Turquoise Dots and Stripes|
I knew from the beginning that I wanted to straight-line quilt this baby, and I really love the result. There's something about straight lines that registers with me...maybe I have a little bidda ocd? Thank you, painters tape!
|My spool got dangerously thin while I was quilting this one...oh dear!|
I decided to machine bind this quilt using the zigzag binding method even though the first time I attempted this method the results were not even close to acceptable! This time I took my time (that's the key, folks!) and it turned out wonderfully! It was much faster than hand-binding and I love the result. If you're interested in trying it out for yourself, check out this tutorial!
|zigzag binding - quilt front|
|zigzag binding - quilt back|
I gifted this one on Saturday to a friend who's having her first baby in a few weeks. To be honest, it was hard to part with but the side of me that LOVES giving things away won that war! :)