Friday, July 12, 2013
FF: X & + Edition.
While the week has been busy with the start of potty training (groan) and other shenanigans, I did manage to finish sewing the binding on this bad boy a few nights ago, and since then, I made a label, sewed it down, threw it in the washer, had a photo shoot, and I kept it far far away from the child who no longer wears diapers.
This lovely was pieced by the wonderful girls of the Make It Modern Bee. And I'm going to cry a little when I see it go, but it will be headed to my sister-in-law and her new husband to celebrate their recent wedding.
The backing was difficult for me to pick, and I went with an unexpected choice in dark navy blue, but I love the result. Once again, my quilting sensei K made a suggestion that surprised me, but it looks awesome. (Thank you, K!) You can also see a bit of the quilting up above. I straight line quilted around the blocks and in the + marks, then did a bit of an infinity loop in the x portions, using red, white, and black thread to match the fabrics. Since the blue of the backing is so dark, the black of the bobbin thread looks like it matches perfectly. It's bound with Bella solids in some shade of red.
This quilt was on my 2013 Q3 list to finish, woowoo!
I'm linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF with M-R at Quilt Matters. See you there?