Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wedding Quilt is All Finished!

So happy to have it all bound, I used the light floral and it turned out nicely, not too dark or light or too bright, it blends but still provides a frame for the borders.

Final measurements are 114"x118", enough for a pillow tuck. Very hard to photograph because of the size, even hoisted up as high as the pulley will go still it drapes on the floor.
The center is freehand Edge to Edge feathers…………….
the borders freehand feathering, pebbling and a piano key quilting on the very edge.
The backing is a medium grey, now I wonder if it would have been better to use a grey in the bobbin.
This is a utility quilt, it will be on their bed 365 days a year so I chose not to quilt very small and make it stiff, I prefer a bit of drapiness in a quilt that will be used.
Label is embroidered into the backing for security and convenience-I don't enjoy sewing the labels on by hand and they are not as secure. Short of destroying the quilt there's no way to remove it, this is my preferred method of adding a label.
Close up of the binding  
This was my favorite fabric so I plan to incorporate it into two throw pillows and I ordered another yard of it to be sure to have enough left over for me!

4 comments:

Marietta Walker said...

I love it and I think it is beautifully done.

cityquilter grace said...

beautiful work ros....an heirloom for sure...

joanne said...

Oh Ros, I think this one is my favourite. Love the colours, would be perfect on my bed year round!

Andee said...

What a lucky bride! It is gorgeous!