Finally, I made it to the end.. Though Lynne has finished her QAL way back in September, I am glad I made it to the final. Trace back the W.I.P post of this quilt here.
I guess I should stock up more backing fabrics. That was the main reason for it taking a bit of a little more time. I finally decided that I would make the backing with whatever I have – patch it up.
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Well.. the only problem was, I don’t have a big design wall.. so I work my way through the carpet floor of my living room (which I can only do at night when my little one is already asleep) . The size of the quilt was the maximum that my apartment floor could manage. : p
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I quilt it simple – echoing double line of the flags. The biggest struggle was turning the quilt around at each point. The wrestle with the quilt was a great exercise. LOL
Finally, after several evenings, I was done quilting it… (below is the image of my basting pins removed from the quilt) I use these curved basting pins – one of the game-changer in my quilting journey. It was definitely easy using these pins to baste than the normal pins.
It was time to bind it. I used DS fabrics for Spotlight / Joann. It is then I realized, I only have one ruler. And it’s short.. I think it’s time to get one long one…
I bind using the tutorial by Rita here. I love this method.
Well, Lets record the quilt stats here;
Design : Jack Attack by Lynne @ Lily’s Quilt
Size: ~ 64″ x 90″
Top fabrics: Amy Butler’s, Joel Dewberry’s, White solid (no brand)
Backing fabrics : Some of the top scraps, Oval elements by AGF, Pure elements by AGF, polka dots and white sheets.
Binding Fabrics : Denyse Schmidt for Spotlight
Linking up this to : Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday @ Karen’s Sew Well Maide, Richard and Tanya’s Linky A Finish Friday, and Whoop, Whoop Friday @ Sarah’s Confession of fabric addict
Have a great Weekend and a great holiday!!!