Monday, November 28, 2011

Yippee, it's finished.

So this is the back of the poinsettia quilt.

I just love the fabric and thought I would just use it for the binding also. So I cut the fabric strips and even sewed them on and pinned it down. I was getting ready to take stitches to sew it down and just couldn't make myself do it. I let it sit overnight and decided that "No, I didn't like the way it looked."

So, I cut it off. Yes, I was too lazy to rip it out so I just cut it off and made the border 1/2 inch smaller. I cut strips from the inside border fabric and and alternated the strips to make my binding. When I was about half way finished sewing it on, I wasn't sure if I like that fabric either. Oh, well.  I went ahead and finished sewing it down and here is the result.

I kept the quilting very simple on this quilt and love it. First I did a stitch in the ditch to hold it all in place. Then I quilted around the applique. Wavy lines fill the sashing and inside border. The outside border is just straight lines about an inch apart.

At first I was planning to hang it in my living room. Then I decided I would hang it in my bedroom. Right now, it is laying across a rocking chair in my bedroom. It looks pretty good there. So if I don't hang it, I'll try to get a good picture of the whole quilt.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!


  1. it might make a good quilt to put over your legs on chilly evenings. It turned out good I think.

  2. It looks wonderful! You did a great job on this one.

  3. Vivian, it's truly lovely! I can picture this quilt in your blog heading some day soon!!! :)



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