I finally got the binding on and the quilt is finished!
I started this quilt a few years ago when Kelli and I went down to see Bonnie Hunter at the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild. We started three quilts that day….Smith Mountain Morning, Scrappy Mountain Majesties and Virginia Bound. I still don’t have my Virginia Bound done yet.
I used a Baptist Fan design in the quilting. Typically when I do that I keep all the fans in the same direction and as close to the same size as possible. This time the fans are in different directions and some have a different number of arches. I used a brown thread in the quilting.
When trying something I haven’t I never feel real confident with what I chose. This time…I really liked it.
The backing came from Whittles. I gotta say, it’s my favorite place to get backing fabric…
I didn’t know what to use for binding. I did decide that I wasn’t going to buy any fabric. I ended up finding this…it is one of those colors of fabric that I really can’t say what color it is. It’s dark with lighter brown in it. My daughter Kalissa has a philosophy that the binding should always be the darkest color in the quilt. I’ve started using that philosophy too and so far, it has served me well.
For anyone wondering-this is from Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps and Shirttails II. It’s my favorite book of hers.
It’s wonderful to have another UFO off the list. I am trying to decide if I want to pull out another one…I do but I have a few other things on the burner.