Now it is done! I made the binding ages ago using a whole spectrum of solid green fabrics, and I think they frame the quilt nicely. That almost offensively bright chartreuse colour is my favourite – I need to use it in my quilts more often!
The back is an Ikea duvet cover from Hong Kong which I unceremoniously hacked apart to use as quilt backing. I think it works well with the black and white sketch print on the front, but the fabric is not the highest quality and I’m afraid this might be a slightly fluffy quilt (the batting is my usual cotton but I don’t think it really enjoyed being quilted quite this densely – there is a bit of bearding already). Because of how densely this quilt is quilted (I used about 2500 metres (2700 yards) of thread in the quilting), it will make a nice durable utility quilt for around the house.
Do you ever get bored with quilting the same design on a large area of quilt? Any tips for getting past that?
This quilt is the fourth (and final) finish off my second quarter goals list - yay! I'll do a wrap up soon, and keep an eye out for my tutorial for a non-slip sewing mat, to be hosted by Leanne at she can quilt later this week.
Finished Size: Approximately 70" square.
Fabric: Garden Wall collection by Laura Gunn, Timeless Treasures crosshatch sketch in black and white
Backing: Ikea duvet cover
Binding: variety of green solids - mostly kona
Pieced and quilted by: me, on my domestic sewing machine.
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and with Finish it up Friday at crazy mom quilts.