Hi Quilty Friends! I finally have something to blog about a quilt finish yay! I have been showing the progress of this baby quilt over on instagram. But now that I finished it I really wanted to blog about it over here. This quilt was a departure from the normal for me. I am by no means a "modern" quilter. Which seems to be the trend around all social media. I really like the modern quilting but I like it when they take a traditional quilt block or quilt pattern and use the modern looking fabrics. I think that is more of what I am drawn to more than all the "real" modern quilting. So now I want to show you my finished quilt.
There are three things about this quilt that were new to me. The first is the one I just talked about is the fact that this quilt looks very modern.
Second is that I quilted this in a spiral quilting pattern. I have never done this before. But, I really wanted to try it because I have been following some other bloggers and they had been do this type of quilting for a while now. This was not too hard I did go to a blog that had a written tutorial and some hints and tips about quilting in this way. Let's just say I'm glad I went over and read other quilters experiences with this method.
The last thing I did that was new to me was I put a "Magic Binding" on this quilt. I know your saying a What?
If you look close at the picture above you can see the black fabric that looks like it is under the binding but actually it is part of the binding. The hardest part of this binding is after sewing the binding on you have to join the ends just right to make the black (or bottom) fabric line up with the other end. I will just say ugh.....I did my best but after the 5th time I just left it.
I am not crazy about this backing fabric. For one it just seemed really thin and it pleated up around the edges. Also not crazy about these quilt labels that I made they need to be shorter. I can fix that though this is just the first one I have used so far.
Well I hope you all have a great holiday weekend. I will be in my sewing room. If you are on twitter you can use the hashtag #LDSI for Labor Day Sew In and see what everyone is working on. I would love for you to come over and say Hi!