I got up today thinking I’d make a backing for quilt and layer it as well as make some happy blocks.
So I headed into my sewing room and decided I’ll make the back and layer the quilt before I started the fun and easy happy block sewing.
So I made the backing (I had *just* enough fabric) and sandwiched the quilt. I looked at the quilt sandwich and a quilting plan came to mind. So I I thought why not, lets just start quilting this baby. So I did. And I focused and voila it was quilted. I had a few mishaps along the way. Oh and I lost at bobbin roulette. But but it got done and then trimmed.
Being focused and loving finishes I decided to just make the binding. I didn’t have the material that was used for the larger blocks (or if I did I wasn’t able to easily put my hands on it). However, I found a fabric that was as close to a perfect match as one can get. Score!
The binding was made and applied to the back. That allowed me to practise my machine binding. So I did that. Then it was so close to done that I sewed the binding onto the front of the quilt. And voila – a finished quilt.
See how nicely that binding material matches the blue in the quilt?
The backing fabric, a thrift store find, is a great match with the front too even though it is a bit paler.
The quilt is 45″ x 63″ and is based on 2″ and 3.5″ squares using this 9 patch block:
This makes 3 finishes in the first week of June! I’m on a finishing binge and I love it!
The happy blocks will wait until tomorrow.