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.


  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.

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

  3. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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

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