Friday, October 7, 2011

Throw Quilt #4

This is only my 4th "large" quilt.  45" X 76"  It's just a simple whole cloth that I added borders to.

It's Dad's Christmas present.  He always likes the whole cloth backs of my quilts better than the pieced fronts.  I'm not sure how to take that.  In any case, this old house is cold and he's elderly and he uses quilts a lot!  He's worn out the ones my mother has made for him.


A length of fabric isn't wide enough so I add borders on the front and back.  You know, those borders are NOT the easiest thing to line up when you sandwich the layers!...and they HAVE to be lined up.  I do my own quilting with my Bernina 1230...it only has a 7" throat...not the easiest thing to do, but the most affordable, so it's straight line quilted in one continuous line.  Meaning I didn't sew from edge to edge and cut threads.  I stitched a continuous line from side to side from one end to the other in only the quilt center section.  That meant that when I was close to either end the entire quilt had to be inside the machine throat...yep, I'll be trying to avoid that situation in the future!

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I haven't decided whether I made the right choice for the binding or not.  A solid might have looked better.  I hardly ever think to consider solids...there are SO many prints and I love them all so!  Dad is going to say it has clown stuff all around it...I'll just betcha he does.

And then there's that perfectionist illness I am afflicted with.  I couldn't just piece my bindings end to end.....those stripes HAD to match!


When you line those up 6 or so times, it gets easier as you go along.  I think I done good...only ripped out one for a redo.

So, one name crossed off the Christmas list as done...YES!

The quilt top fabric is Williamsburg Fok Art Village by Windham Fabrics Pattern No.31910 (according to the selvage).

Thanks for stopping by,
Annie


 

9 comments:

carol said...

"Clown" binding? Love it! I can just hear an older person (older than me) saying that! He will love it though, just because YOU made it for him. I just know it!

Madame Samm said...

I adore this...simply concluding how when you find the correct backdrop it makes a delightful cozy quilt. YOUR DAD will cherish this...because you are stitched into every inch...beautiful..x

Susan said...

I really LOVE your quilt! Your Dad will as well. The pattern is nice with all of the outdoors look and feel to it. This one appeals to me very much....my husband would love this one as well! You did good!!

Kimberly said...

I love it, and the fabric. What line is it? Great colors and print for a man.

Grammasheri said...

This is a lovely quilt and I heartily approve of the binding. It adds a happy edge to a quilt made with love.

Annie said...

The quilt top fabric is Williamsburg Fok Art Village by Windham Fabrics Pattern No.31910 (according to the selvage). Luckily I save those or I wouldn't be able to tell you the name of the fabric.

Thank you all for your lovely comments and visiting my blog.

Cottilello said...

I love your binding and you did an amazing job joining it up - not even my prefectionist self would have done that!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love this quilt Annie and the binding just makes it! A striped binding is perfect but I can't believe you matched it - girl you are way past anything I would do. :) blessings, marlene

Amy said...

I love this quilt! What line is the whole cloth from?!