Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quilt Along Update

I thought I was going to be unable to really work on this quilt for a few days due to my husband's parents being in town, but I was able to do quite a lot and have the quilt almost finished.  In case some of you have forgotten what the front is going to look like, here are the pieces cut and on my design board.

Here is the back of the quilt pieced.

I have everything pieced, basted and quilted.  (I know I jumped ahead of the quilt-along schedule, but I just couldn't make myself stop)  I decided to go with horizontal lines all the way through.  I had originally thought about vertical lines, but everyone seemed to think horizontal was the way to go.  Now that it's done, I completely agree.

I also decided to go with a bold solid as my binding.  Several people suggested white as the binding color, but I just didn't like the finished look when I was playing with some scraps of white strips.  The bright red really gives a bold statement and gives a nice finish, especially to the back of the quilt.

I'm currently working on hand-stitching down the binding on the front, which should be done in the next day or so.

I can't wait to show off the finished quilt!


  1. this is such a super cute quilt. Can't wait to see it either!

  2. i can't wait to see it, either. you're so close! hope you enjoy binding as much as i do. =) what's next?!

  3. look at you go, Janet! Your quilting looks awesome! Believe me, I understand the inability to stop something once you've started!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

    1. Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

      :) Kelly

  4. I love the way you have used pattern and colour with this quilt (great fabric choices). It is so bright, so fun, so modern.

  5. Beautiful from all angles. I love how the front and back are different but they go together so nicely. I also think that the binding fabric you chose was a great choice. Can't wait to see a fully finished picture!

  6. Love that you chose red for the binding and look forward to seeing it finished!

  7. I like this very much!
    The way you have sewn your quiltback, I have made several table toppers that way.
    It´s a funny way to show all the fantastic fabrics that you have bought;-)

  8. I know the feeling when you say you couldn't stop working on the quilt! I think you picked a terrific binding color too!

  9. Well, I for one can't wait to see it! Love these fabrics and it looks like it's fabulous on both sides:)

  10. Checking in from Needle and Thread Thursday! Love the red binding - so striking, and its definitely a two tops quilt - the back as as fantastic as the front.

  11. Looks great! I love the back as much as the front and the red binding is really lovely.


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