When I left you yesterday I was right here in my saga on finishing Scotty’s quilt. I was frustrated with the “bowing” and “waving” of the quilt. (read yesterday’s post about the first if you didn’t yet.)
But I loved the colors…I loved the design. I loved the backing. I wanted to make this quilt work for Scotty. I was hoping once it got washed and all crinkled that the problems would work themselves out…so did they??
Here is the quilt fresh off the frame. You can see everything didn’t go perfectly.
Here is a photo of the center….and the bottom where things go a little dicey.
This quilt had problems and I didn’t feel bad about the final result as I truly did the best I could.
Next step…bind it.
I snapped another picture before I threw it in the wash hoping it would all look better after a good washing.
Here it is finished….
The side still bows some…it’s not perfect. But it is so much better. Scroll back up and see the first picture of the center before it was washed. Compare it to washed. WOW. MUCH BETTER.
The quilt can lay flat. BONUS!
It’s perfectly crinkly.
The gray thread on top was a good choice.
Yep…in the end I’m happy with it. Perfect, no. But the colors and the quilting overpower any of the flaws.
The backing…spot on for a little boy.
Perfect no…here’s that pucker but I had to look really hard to find it.
The binding was black. I was trying to find a good orange but there was none in the my stash. Black I have and black was what I used.
I am happy with the quilt….flaws and all. I’m not a perfect quilter…I will never claim to be. I’m a good quilter but sometime I make mistakes and 90% of the time I learn from them. That’s what is most important. Now little Scotty has his quilt.
That makes FIVE weeks now and FIVE finishes. Hmmm…I’m hoping for six. We have a wedding coming up Thanksgiving weekend and I need a finished quilt!!