Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Real Hot Finish

Final handstitching of the binding on the Scrappy Trails quilt (pattern by Carlene Westberg) was completed today and it got its first bath.  I'm calling my version "Hot Tamale".

I like the mix of hot and cool colors together (photo clickable for a closeup if you like). Most of the fabrics were from the clearance aisle "Gypsy" kit I bought at JoAnn's a year ago, with a few additions from stash.  

Backing fabric was one of those 3 yard chunks sold prepackaged at JoAnn's.  It is a rather thin fabric but did not beard, thankfully, during the quilting.  Not sure I would choose it again, however.

Hills and valleys comprised the simple quilting, stitched with a walking foot.  I was able to use up four partial spools of variegated thread in different colors on this project.  It meant a lot more starting and stopping to wind bobbins and rethread the machine but it was nice to clear them out.  I hope my co-worker likes it!

7 comments:

Kathie said...

congrats on another finish!
the quilt looks great, I bet she loves it
Kathie

Kate said...

Very fun. Love all the colors. Congrats on the finish.

*karendianne. said...

Well this is fun and I love the back which really shows off the quilting.

Darlene said...

Great finish - the quilting is wonderful, Annie!

Shay said...

I love that quilting. Tres beautiful! And the name is awesome too.

Im sure your co-worker will love it.

Pokey said...

It looks like another winner! How are you getting so much done these days? You are incredible ~
:-}pokey

Lori said...

Very nice quilt. I love the colors. And I love the pieced back. I am so in love with a simple pieced backing for quilts. Yours is great.