Friday, February 26, 2010

The Quilt is finished!

The first step was to trim the back and batting even with the top.
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The next step was to sew all the binding strips into one long strip. Then iron it in half lengthwise. Once that was accomplished I started sewing it on to the quilt, right sides together. This is another part of the quilting process I don't care for because the quilt is so heavy by now. It actually went better than I expected it to, thankfully.

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I spent the entire evening Thursday turning the binding to the back and hand sewing it down. Good thing I had the Olympics to keep me company. :)

I'm taking a day off to snow blow and visit the massage therapist in that order. I need it after today. Saturday I'd like to get the binding on the Avalon halved. Next week is the binding for the quilt-along.

6 comments:

Mom said...

What a treasure!

Christine said...

So, will you sleep under it tonight?

I'm amazed at how warm my homemade quilt is on our bed. It's been wonderful these cold FL nights. I suppose that when it gets really warm here I'll need to fold it down each night. But, for now I'm so thankful for it's warmth!

~*Mona*~ said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful piece you have made! I have done some quilting, but nothing compared to what you have done with this. Did you do it *all* by hand?

momawake said...

It's all machine done except the binding which is hand sewn to the back. I sent it out to have the quilting done, so I can't take credit for that.

Nanci said...

That is just truly beautiful. I love the prints and the palette!

cheri said...

Beautiful!