08 Mar 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 InspirationPosted at 09:59h, 09 March
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.
BaileyGirl5Posted at 02:53h, 09 March
I love the binding and the quilting is so interesting. I love it all around!
AnnePosted at 21:21h, 08 March
Great call on the darker binding. Excellent work!
Cheryl ArkisonPosted at 20:37h, 08 March
Look at you! And I love the new look here too.
MonetPosted at 20:30h, 08 March
I really like the darker binding, for what it's worth! I think it adds a pop.
BrendaPosted at 19:06h, 08 March
it's fabulous.I like the dark binding and it doesn't look wrinkly from over here. congrats on a great finish.