A View of My Quilt Life

Monday, February 10, 2014

It's a Finish!

It's official - it's a finished quilt!

Caribbean Solstice is done!!! 

Full quilt done - Love it!

Border detail
In the span of the three borders, a total of 6 inches finished size, there are 9 quilting passes running the length of the borders, not counting the stitching for finishing the binding.

 I did the binding a little differently than usual - I machine stitched it down. I wanted to use this quilt already so I thought I'd try it - not bad.  I cut the binding at 2.5" wide, folded it in half, pressing the crease.  I stitched it down with a 1/4" seam, folded the binding around to the back, pulling it snug. I pinned it in place, using straight pins placed in the teal border just to the left of the navy binding. I used my zipper foot with the needle set to the right of the foot to stitch it down exactly where it was pinned to make sure I was catching the binding on the back.

 I had to settle for indoor pictures for now.  There have been a lot of pictures of quilts laid on fresh snowfall that look cool but my back yard is way too small for that.

There is a lot of quilting in the center too.
I had some company in the studio while I finished up the last of the quilting and binding.  It was cold but sunny, so they wanted to lay by the door as long as I had the space heater going.


I thought I get a new piece started but that didn't happen. I do have an interim piece to start while the design gets finalized on a few other projects.  Got to keep some fabric going under the needle.

4 comments:

  1. We had this beautiful snow covered bush in the front yard a while back, and I just could not bring myself to toss the baby quilt I had just finished on top. I don't know why, but the idea of getting the snow on the quilt was just too much for my (borderline) OCD to handle.

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  2. Congratulations, it's beautiful! The colors and pattern are glorious. Well done!

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  3. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

    I'd be lying in front of the heater if I was there.

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  4. Beautiful Quilt. I love your colors. My Celtic Solstice is still in pieces. Hope to be joining the finished club soon ... :) Pat

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