Saturday, 12 November 2011

A finished quilt

Last night I finished sewing down the binding on my Lily's Quilts Dead Simple QAL. My original post about this QAL can be seen here.
I'm pleased with how it turned out apart from the placement of some of the squares in the final layout. I won't point out which ones though. I layed out the squares and labeled them but still managed to get them muddled up.

I wanted this quilt to be puffy and cosy so used a polyester wadding but chose a cheap one which I won't be doing again in a hurry as it wasn't great to quilt with.


I made a pieced back with some scraps from this quilt and some Kaffe Fassett prints which I recently bought. The quilting can be seen better on this shot.




The binding is a Mark Lipinski design print which I bought at half price! at my local quilt shop. I was so pleased to find a binding fabric in the sale section which was just right.


I've seen some gorgeous mini quilts on blogs lately and really fancy a go at some mini quilt making....as usual there are a few finishes to see too first. Some discipline is needed round here at the moment.

Maria x
P.S I'm linking this quilt to Fabric Tuesday on the lovely Quilt Story blog. Click on the link in my sidebar to see what other quilters have been upto.

8 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

To tell you the truth, Maria, I don't know whether I like the front or back best! Great quilting and the perfect binding!
Have a happy Sunday!

Amanda said...

The front is lovely, and the back would make a terrific front too. How does it happen that pieces move themselves into the wrong places even though you've labelled them?

Fran said...

Hello, I also really love the backing!! I'm stuck in a rut of only ever quilting in the ditch, but maybe I could try a similar quilting idea on my next project...

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congrats on a fabulous finish! It looks so cosy!

Amber said...

I LOVE your quilt!!! That is beautiful! Great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Initial Canvas Art. I really appreciate it! I hope it helps if you decide to make some. Thanks again!

Lisa Ann said...

Lovely quilt! I've always loved simple patchwork and your is simply beautiful. No one but you will notice the "out of place" blocks!

Kirsten N said...

This is beautiful!!

Janine said...

This is beautiful. I love the front and the back :)