Yayyyy! A finished quilt is always reason to celebrate. It felt great to pull this out of my work in progress pile before heading off to the retreat with my friends. I’m usually pretty terrible at coming up with projects to sew at a retreat, but maybe I’m possibly getting the hang of it?! I pulled out this finished quilt top and a hunk of backing fabric that I had set aside. Lately I’ve been trying to use the coziest backings for quilts, but these apples on quilting cotton were too perfect not to use.
So I grabbed the quilt top, my batting, backing and binding fabrics and headed out the door! I pieced the backing with some of the leftover large squares from the front, it adds a little bit more fun to the back. I still have to make a quilt label though, I think it’ll be fun to add one.
It felt really great to have some quilting to do. I find it really relaxing, especially straight line quilting like I chose here. There’s something about it and I’m glad it’s something I can comfortably do while listening to a podcast or chatting with friends. I even had help basting, you know you’ve got great friends when they help you baste (thanks Amanda and Brianne!). I also ended up hand tying with some yarn in the middle of each four patch. I love the way it looks.
Finishing felt so great, and it ended up being perfect timing. My daughter Emily’s birthday was just a few weeks later. She was soooo thrilled to get the quilt. When she opened it she immediately snuggled up on it and then put it on her bed. Can’t get much better than that.
p.s. I’ve restocked a bit of the 3/4″ leather and will be continuing to restock other leather throughout the next week and will add a few more length options.