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!

4 thoughts on “Finishing Touches

  1. Your quilts are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Glad that you got to take care of some of them when you were in the states!!!!!

      1. We really miss you here!!!!! Maybe next trip will be better!!! Did you ever receive my 2 letters? Just wondered if they came through?

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