18 February 2011

Quilt for Chloe: The big finish

     Seven weeks ago I was trying to narrow down a fabric line for my first quilt.  Yesterday I was feverishly trying to finish hand-sewing the binding and burying knots before the big reveal in quilting class.  Kind of hard to do with a 16 month old wondering around looking for trouble.  Keeping one eye on a precocious toddler and the other on needle and thread resulted in quite a few pinpricks and cuss words (thank goodness the little one isn't talking yet). 
     But she's done, and here she is in all her glory (please ignore the pile of ashes in the fireplace.  I was too lazy to dispose of them before lining up my shots): 

quilt front

quilt front with back exposed

      So glad I stumbled upon this quilt shop over the Christmas holidays.  The Beginning Quilting class was a welcome escape from homemaking duties for three hours every Thursday night.  Below are close-ups of my handiwork.

sashing and backing fabric detail
scrappy binding detail

     And now back to my regular homemaking duties while I plot the next quilt.

1 comment:

  1. I love you and I LOVE my quilt.


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