It's official - it's a finished quilt!
Caribbean Solstice is done!!!
|Full quilt done - Love it!|
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.