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…