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Thursday, February 9, 2012

My best quilt ever!

I know, I say it every dang time, but I totally mean it! It's my best quilt ever!


It is just so darn happy looking!


Here is how I handled my cheap flannel backing that was only 44" wide. I made a thin stripe of the flower  fabrics down the back. I really like how it turned out.


For the binding I chose to use the scraps of flower fabrics. I mimicked the pattern on the inner border. I also used the same pattern on the back. Probably no one would ever notice that but us.


Here is an up close of a flower. I wound up quilting it by stitching in the ditch, but I also did a diagonal criss cross across the flower bits. I just wanted to make sure it was all secure.


I washed the quilt once so far to help the flower edges rag out a bit. I don't know about you, but people always say washing the quilt will make it crinkly and awesome. I admit, I have never washed a quilt for fear the washer will destroy it. Next time you finish a quilt and you two are cuddling on the couch and thinking about washing and drying it, but also thinking, "But me and new quilt are in LOVE and want to watch Glee and cuddle." Get yourself together and wash the quilt. It is amazing how much softer and cuter it got. The quilt is actually in the washer right now while I try to get the flower edges to fray more.


Finally, I love it. The French Roses pattern was deceptively easy. As for my friend, wait what friend? The nice thing about it being a surprise is that now that quilt and me and in love I might just keep her. Mr. Thinks He Can thinks I should hang it on my sewing room wall or sell it on Etsy for $500. Hehe, I like the confidence in my skills, but it is far from perfect. Any other ideas for what to do with a quilt?

I also entered this quilt on Craftsy's Project Cupid. If you like it, please go 'heart' the quilt.

6 comments:

  1. OH..I vote 'KEEP it for yourself"..It is beautiful.I love the fabric, I love the pattern, I love,love ,love this quilt!!! Great job..

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  2. Oh, it turned out gorgeous! This is not helping my desire to make one like this for my own bed! :D If you're friend gets it, she's a lucky woman. If you keep it, YOU are a lucky woman! lol

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  3. This is so cute! I vote you keep it too.

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  4. This quilt is gorgeous. It reminds me of the children's book 'A Chair for My Mother.' Not sure if you've seen it, but it makes me very happy and nostalgic... http://www.millvalleylibrary.net/blog/?p=1860

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    1. It does look very similar to the chair. What a great connection!

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