A sweet little quilt

My Cherry House Quilts Quilt Along quilt is finished!  This was such a fun project to do.  I love the simplicity of the design and it was great to know that a lot of other people were working on the same project at the same time.  Cherri is planning to develop this quilt into a pattern for a larger quilt so keep an eye on her blog for when that is available.

The only departure I really made from Cherri’s design was to use the darker binding.  I was literally sitting down to sew the matching binding on when I stopped and decided to use a darker one.  Looking at it now, I’m not sure that was the best decision.

For the quilting, I quilted along each side of the columns of squares, every two inches in between the columns and, in one of the two inch sections, I quilted another line to make two one inch sections.  In addition, I added three horizontal quilting lines near the top of the quilt and five near the bottom.  I washed and dried the quilt as I often do.  It seems a little more wrinkled than usual to me.  I used a different batting than usual in either this quilt or LinesSpring.  I know I wrote down which one it was somewhere, but I can’t find it in the pile of bits of paper on which I have written too many notes to myself!  Another possibility for the extra wrinkling might be that, since it is such as small quilt (about 34″ x 38″), it didn’t tumble much in the dryer – I think it stayed pretty much in the same position.

My next project has lots of small pieces of fabric and is taking me much longer to piece than I expected.  Stay tuned…

  • Quilt Inspiration
    Posted at 09:59h, 09 March Reply

    I agree, the darker binding frames the quilt nicely. Love your quilting design as usual, you always seem to come up with the perfect way to set off the pieced design.

  • BaileyGirl5
    Posted at 02:53h, 09 March Reply

    I love the binding and the quilting is so interesting. I love it all around!

  • Anne
    Posted at 21:21h, 08 March Reply

    Great call on the darker binding. Excellent work!

  • Cheryl Arkison
    Posted at 20:37h, 08 March Reply

    Look at you! And I love the new look here too.

  • Monet
    Posted at 20:30h, 08 March Reply

    I really like the darker binding, for what it's worth! I think it adds a pop.

  • Brenda
    Posted at 19:06h, 08 March Reply

    it's fabulous.I like the dark binding and it doesn't look wrinkly from over here. congrats on a great finish.

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