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 thought I’ll make the back and layer the quilt before I start 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 and 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 and I I lost at bobbin roulette, but it got done and then trimmed.
Being focused and loving finishes I thought why not just make the binding. I didn’t have the material that was used for the larger blocks (or if I do I wasn’t able to easily put my hands on it) but I found a fabric that was as close to a perfect match as one can get. Score! The binding got made and applied to the back as I want to practise my machine binding. So I did that and then it was so close to done that I decided to sew down the binding on 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.