Today I am happy to say I finally finished a quilt – quilted, bound and labeled. It has been two weeks since I finished a quilt and I was feeling a little antsy about it all. So without further ado, here she is…
If you are a regular to the site you will have seen this quilt in various stages of production, but she is now all finished!
I must admit I have struggled today to get her photographed properly. The lighting conditions have not been at all co-operative, but fourth time is a charm.
I did straight line stitching using a magenta thread. I really did not know what colour thread to go with – white did not seem right, navy was a little too dark, green too light. The thread choice is okay but it is not quite what I wanted. Too late now right!
I backed the quilt with some IKEA fabric that I thought went well. Bright and cheery.
The quilting is quite effective on the back of the quilt at least!
I bound in solid navy. It is my go to binding and just seems to bring everything together nicely.
I am linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Friday finishes.
Have a great weekend!
30 thoughts on “Finally a proper finish”
Ikea prints are quite bold and terrific aren’t they though?! I need some of that! lol Beautiful quilt!
great quilt! love the colors and I love the backing fabric you picked!
Cath, I love the backing – I hadn’t even thought about Ikea fabric … I have a huge piece of a really bold print. I will definitely think of a way to incorporate that! This looks beautiful, and you’re right, the quilting on the back is awesome!
I am just disappointed the quilting does not look as good on the front!
this quilt rocks! I absolutely love the color combo, and could just stare at it! the quilting is perfect with the contrasting thread on the back, and the backing fabric is stunning! LOVE it!! 🙂
Very nice finish – the backing is perfect and the quilting is great. Sometimes light gray or golden thread (like jeans are sewn with) works for quilts like this that are both light and dark but neither would have been better than magenta. Also – quilts are finished when they are bound and labeled (some say washed and dried, too) but there is the photography, and the posting to flickr and blogs – so finished isn’t finished until all of that is done, too. No wonder a couple of weeks slip by.
I had not thought of using a grey or gold thread. Thanks for the tip. Grey is a good neutral colour and I have tones of grey thread so next time I am in a pickle I will reach for it. Thanks.
I love the backing fabric that you picked! It is wonderful!
Gorgeous quilt! I love the colors together and the back!
You chose my colors, although I couldn’t have chosen them as well as you. Congratulations on getting it all done. Enjoy!
Thanks. I feel like I have achieved something, finally. Now just got to keep the momentum going!
Wonderful bold covers – I love the navy!!
I love this quilt!
Very pretty quilt. I love the quilting on it.
Love it as usual. The backing fabric is perfect too!
Very pretty quilt – and I love that backing! Isn’t IKEA the best??? As far as thread goes, I’d suggest keeping a good supply of neutrals on hand. I keep white, cream, tan, light and dark taupe, and three or four shades of gray, and those are what I use the most, rather than a color in the quilt. If you will lay the thread across the quilt, covering several blocks, you can get an idea of what it will look like when quilted.
Whoop whoop for a pretty finish!
Thanks for the advice. I lay out the fabric and try out the binding but never thought to do the same thing with cotton. As for IKEA, I love it. You can find the most fabulous fabric there and it is usually extra wide.
Great quilt! I love those colours. The IKEA fabric is fantastic. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Wonderful quilt, the colors seems to dance across it. Perfect back.
This is such a Beauty and the backside fabric is just perfect!
A real beauty! I love your colour choice, bright and happy.
Lovely color combination, and the backing fabric is so bright and fun!
Gorgeous quilt…… I LOVE the colours and backing fabric works perfectly.
These are beautiful quilts:-)
This is beautiful and I love the backing fabric too 🙂
Fantastic colors! Simply beautiful!
This is beautiful!! Those colors are amazing together! Good old Ikea, you can find some awesome backings there!