After doing my list for 2017 I actually got the leaf quilt off the hanger and decided that I needed to finish it.
Here it is!
I decided to forget about doing intricate custom work and just did my “go-to” pointy swirl all over, good thing too because my borders were all out of whack and I don’t remember what method I used to add the borders over 4yrs ago, but they were NOT lying flat, I even had to just let the fabric fold in some places, it was that bad..
Overall it’s a nice quilt though.
I decided to try another stitch on my machine for the binding and I also found this shiny variegate thread and used a leaf vine stitch, it worked out nicely
even looked good on the back!
I used embrilliance to make a label and added two accuquilt leaf cut outs and then embroidered the name on there
I like how embrilliance omitted stitches on the parts that were going to be overlapped!
The backing was a solid piece I had gotten from a big fabric warehouse (Mary Jo’s) and once I got it on the frame it was cut WAY crooked!
But I had plenty so it didn’t matter much
the batting I had already cut and ready and that was a SQUEAKER at the end!! phew
I’m happy that this is off my list- FINALLY!
don’t know yet if we’ll keep it or donate it, we have several fall quilts around as it’s my husband’s favorite colors (earth tones) so we’ll see.
The New beginnings blog hop has started,
have a look!
Friday, January 6 – Hop Introduction!
Island Batik (you’re here)!
Monday, January 9 – Coastal Mist
Stone Cottage Quilts
Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Friday, January 13 – Fresh Catch
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Monday, January 16 – Glowing Embers
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, January 17 – Lake Life
Freemotion by the River
Friday, January 20 – Blushing Blooms
Desert Bloom Quilting
Monday, January 23 – Gone Fishin’
Maria Michaels Designs
Thursday, January 26 – Twilight Blush
Friday, January 27 – Happy Harvest
For Quilts Sake
Monday, January 30 – Jolly Holly
Tuesday, January 31 – Frost