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Monday, July 16, 2007

Finished But...


I finished this quilt that I was doing awhile ago. It was a quilt as you go but I made a real mess of assembling it. I'm not sure I'll be trying that technique again any time soon. I did my first quilt like that but it turned out a lot better. I like the way the back looks but it's all lumpy and puckered. Oh well, it will be fine for the car or the couch. I saw that it was a bit of a disaster so I sewed the binding to the back and turned it to the front and machine sewed it down. I have been wanting to try that for awhile now. That turned out really well. I may do that again sometime.
Meanwhile I finished the one with the dark polka dot sashing. I got some more of that fabric and used it on the back too. There is no restful side to that one! I am half way around with the hand sewing down the binding. I was thinking of finishing it tonight but black on black is a bit of a challenge without daylight so it may have to wait until tomorrow.

9 comments:

Toni said...

You have been busy...I like your quilt with the polka dots...I always wanted to try a quilt as you go but will have to rethink that...hope you are having a good summer. Toni

meggie said...

It is good to see your quilt finished & bound. I still havent backed mine.
I have wondered about doing the binding that way too. I rather like sitting handstitching it down. I agree black is very hard -any time of day or night!

Denise said...

Looks wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Denise

Quilt Pixie said...

do you know why your quilt as you go went so humpy and bumpy? It looks like a rather cuddly quilt, as you say good for the back of a sofa or the car....

Exuberant Color said...

You might just want to wash the quilt, dry partially in the dryer and then lay it flat and smooth it out with your hands. That may even out the puckering to an allover crinkle. I'm not a fan of quilt as you go, did it back in the 1970's.

paula, the quilter said...

Did you straight stitch or narrow zig-zag the binding on the front? I'm asking because I've got a binding to do on a monster-sized quilt and I just don't relish the idea of doing it in this heat.

Lily said...

Well Joyce I think it turned out pretty well with that binding on! It's very colourful as well.

Black on black - yep, that would be a challenge all right!

Helen said...

beautiful quilt. what i found helped sometimes with the lumps in a quilt is steam the snot out of it. or, give it to my kids to play with at the park, beach, etc. the dirt and grass stains hide the puckering.

Rose Marie said...

Great quilt and I'm liking this quilt-as-you-go a lot. It would be a great way to use up FQ.