I have another quilt checked off of my UFO list. YAHOO!!! You might remember that I have a pretty extensive UFO list. You can read about it HERE if you missed that or want a reminder.
My finish today has been a quilt top for some time…just not a finished quilt.
I had it on the longarm this weekend and then Monday I got it bound. I was a little nervous because I wanted a blue for the binding but didn’t have more of the exact color. I ended up finding this piece but it wasn’t actually a batik. I didn’t know how it would look.
I ended up pretty happy with it. When I first put it on the longarm I had intended…
to use a light pink on the backing for thread and a navy blue on the top. That was a no-go. I ended up ripping out about 12″ or so thread that I had put into it. The tension was okay but I could still see the light pink thread from the backing showing up on the front so I retaught that plan. I ended up using a teal aqua thread on the top and a teal green thread on the back. Everything went MUCH better.
The backing is one that was in my stash. I am not sure where it came from.
There is no pattern for this quilt. It’s my own design.
I had leftovers from Bonnie Hunter’s Frolic Mystery quilt and there were quite a few of them. I gathered what I had at the time and came up with this design.
At the time, I didn’t know so many blog readers would send me their leftovers from their quilts. Had I known I would likely have made a much larger quilt.
The backing ended up being a good one for this quilt. I love it when something in my stash that has been there for awhile ends up being a great backing.
You can see that the blue I picked for the binding ended up working just fine.
I had kind of stalled out on longarming this one because I didn’t know if I wanted to custom-quilt it. In the end, I just ended up doing a little work on the stars and meandered the rest.
At some point, this one will be gifted as a baby quilt.
When I showed the quilt earlier in pictures someone mentioned they were intrigued by the cornerstones. I thought I would take a close-up picture of them. I have a square of aqua. I snowballed the corners with the pink and then snowballed them again with the blue background fabric. I ended up loving the look!
Of course, no quilt is complete without a dog picture. Here’s today’s version. The grass was wet with dew when I snapped pictures so the girls are on the front porch. Izzy if my black Aussiedoodle and Rosie my beagle is on the right. Two dogs were never so different!!
If I counted correctly, this is the fourth quilt I made with leftovers from my Frolic quilt (and what others have sent me).
I love playing with pieces and this one was so fun to make!!