Finishing Touches

This week I’ve been finishing the binding on several quilts.  I had a quick visit back to the states and was able to get my Global Warming quilt quilted while I was there.

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I bought some extra-wide bright yellow fabric to use as the backing and had it quilted with swirly circles.

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I was going to use the left over yellow backing fabric for the binding but I decided to use some of the remaining batik jelly roll strips and try to match light with light and dark with dark.  It made the tedious binding job a little more interesting and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

I love this quilt!  It’s so bright and fun.  Plus, I think this is some sort of record for me.  I’m not sure if I’ve ever made a quilt this fast from start to quilted and bound.  It just worked out that way, I wasn’t even trying.  So often, after I finish the quilt top, I’m sick of it and need to put it away for awhile.

While I was home, I was able to dig a couple other quilts out of storage and get them finished.  They will be going to new homes.  Here is the Mystery Quilt I made last year:

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It was quilted with a floral pattern that goes along with the floral fabric.

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And the Quiltworx Compass Quilt which was so fun to put together:

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It was quilted with an all-over wavy stipple pattern which lets the design show through.

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I feel like I’ve really accomplished something with these finished projects and now it’s on to new projects!