11 February, 2013

Wine Gums

40'' by 55''

Look, I finished something!

This is my version of Amanda's quilt from our book, Sunday Morning Quilts. Such a fun piece. Little scraps, some raw edge appliqué, and really casual quilting. And look at that Washi fabric from Rashida on the back! Because of that I went with a grey and white dotty binding, instead of a harsher contrast with black and white.

I started this quilt off on the wrong foot, when I didn't read Amanda's actual pattern in the book. That left me to come up with a different way to stabilize my little pieces. It wasn't a big deal and I'd happily use glue again. But I did follow her directions for quilting the piece. One straight stitch underneath each row to keep it all in place and make the rest of the quilting easier. Then free motion stitching following each arc - over, back, and over again. If you don't love little frayed edges after washing then this might be a challenge to your sensibilities, but it is worth it. Think of it as another layer of texture.

Pre-washing above, post-washing below.

There is a part of me that wishes I had made it bigger, like my original plan. That will just have to be another quilt. I'm sure I'll have scraps enough!

Considering that I never made my son a baby quilt I think he may lay claim on this one, if he ever stops his commando crawl long enough to savour it.

(PS Sorry about those top two photos, they get all blurry when I put them here... working on it.)


Lee D said...

ya 1 UFO done and___ more to go! What N is mobile now? that changes everything!

Suzanne said...

I love your FO posts, not only because you share your wonderful finishes but also because you include links to parts of the process that I may have forgotten. Goody, goody gumdrops!

Beth said...

I love every sibgle quilt in the book, but this one just makes me happy because it is so much fun!
I need to get a quilt done, any quilt. :)

Sowing Stitches said...

I'm so glad you posted this...I was wondering the other day how your quilt was coming along. It's beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I Love this quilt! I went over to Amanda's blog and bought the book! Great job!

elizabeth said...

this is adorable!!! i love it and the binding ties it all together nicely. i just finished my first appliqued pillow and it was so fun

Anonymous said...

Love that you showed it washed. Always wondered how that would turn out.