Blog readers often send me quilt tops. I machine quilt the tops and bind them. Then the finished quilts are sent off to a worthy charity. This is one of those….
I bound the Wondering Ways charity quilt. Unfortunately as I am writing this it is raining and I can’t sneak outside for some good photos.
I’ve loved this quilt from when it was first sent to me. It’s a lap quilt. Originally the quilt didn’t have the outside border so it was a little small. I hunted to find a good border fabric and added it. Now it’s up a size and I think that it will be more usable now.
The workmanship on this is top notched. It’s just a beauty. The seams are all precision sewn. Sadly I don’t know who to credit for making this. It is from one of the first batches of charity quilt tops that I have ever received. I am embarrassed to say it’s taken me so long to finish it. One of the reasons was that I just didn’t know if I should add the border or not. In the end I am glad I did.
I wanted the piecers talent to show so I down played the machine quilting. It’s just a simple stipple with thread to match the best I could.
I love strips for the backing but hate when they get so they don’t follow perfectly in a straight line which is what happened with this one. Oh well. It is still a fine quilt and in the end, the person who likely receives this won’t mind or care.
Like I said, it’s a rainy day here…thankfully no snow. Ruby was napping and didn’t appreciate the call to wake up and pose for a picture. Poor dog.
Thanks so much to the quilter who made this charity top, I really love the quilt!!