The final border was added to the French Garden quilt top this morning.
With every finished quilt top I enclose a note that includes the name of the pattern, size of the quilt top, how many inches of binding is needed, the month/year that the quilt top was completed and a number for the quilt. The number for French Garden is 2013-5 which means that it is the fifth quilt top finished in 2013. I also add the information to my spreadsheet.
This quilt was started in an effort to resolve setting issues with another quilt and it worked. I have made my decision on the layout for the Rings ‘n Things quilt, but first I need to put the binding on the doll quilt, make a fleece & flannel blanket for my oldest grandson, and find the black, turquoise and gold fabric for Dream On (a pattern in the March/April 2013 issue of Quiltmaker). Then I can start sewing on Rings ‘n Things quilt again.
I wish everyone a Happy National Quilt Day.
The binding is on the Shadow Shoo-Fly quilt. This pattern is from the book “Shadow Quilts” by Patricia Magaret and Donna Slusser. It finished at 39 1/2″ square.
I think this top was made in 2007 and I remember having problems getting the triangle border to fit properly. During the winter of 2007, I was looking through my sewing room for a quilt top but not finding it. Finally one weekend, I corralled all the quilt tops and made an Excel spreadsheet listing each one. The spreadsheet shows the finish date of the quilt top, the size, if binding had been cut and which container it is in. This quilt top was made before I started recording all this information. By the way, I did find the quilt top that started all this.
This wall hanging was machine quilted using a stencil and stencil spray. The stencil spray was an accidental purchase, so I decided that it was time to try it. I discovered that I like other methods of marking a quilt better. The spray was messy and took some work to remove the markings from the finished quilt.
However, I did a free hand quilting design in the triangle border which I was very pleased with.
The next binding project is the scrappy Lazy Eyes quilt. Isn’t it such satisfaction to finally completed a project – even if it takes 6 years?