Yeah, yeah. I know I was supposed to post this last week. But last week, I was road tripping to a fun modern fabric store, and I shared my haul last week on Sunday Stash, so you'll forgive me for being a week late, right? Right. Because you're good like that! (Or have no idea that I was planning to post last week, but you're still cool too.)
Doesn't it just look so happy and cheerful? This is my Rainbow Northern Lights quilt. It will be headed
to a special baby set to arrive next month, and I'm really excited to
have it finished. The pattern is by Jaybird Quilts, and I'm happy I finally had an occasion to use it.
I echo quilted the seams lines, and while it's not the FMQ that makes Julie Herman's version sing, I still really like it! Of course, it meant changing my thread six times, and I hate changing my thread, but I suppose *grumble grumble* it was worth it.
The back is this super fun batik print, and I found the binding a few weeks ago and fell in love with the stars. Of course, none of it is super matchy, but that's totally not my style, so it works. Note to self--never back a quilt in a batik EVER AGAIN. (Unless I'm machine quilting the binding, then, by all means.) I forgot how evil it is to handsew the binding on to a batik. Evil. But it's done, and that's a lesson learned!
I'm off to check out everyone else's lovely finishes with TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday, hosted by M-R at Quilt Matters and Crazy Mom Quilts respectively.