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I finished hand stitching the binding on this quilt last night and washed it and air dried it…I am so excited. For many, many years I’ve dreamed of making a quilt which could fit on a bed…and now I’ve finally done it. This quilt was pieced and cut with the help of my sister, Paula; and laid out with the help of Paula and my niece, Abby. I pieced the borders myself. There is “back art” on this quilt which allows it to either be reversible or to turn down the top and have some of the pattern from the top.
Due to the size, I opted have this one professionally machine quilted by June Broughton of Redding, California. I love the mushroom pattern she recommend:
June helped me start the binding, but I finished it myself. This quilt is a double bed size and so will be used in the guest room (anyone want to come for a visit?).
This quilt was hard to photograph because of its large size. Here are a few more photos:
What I learned from making this quilt:
- Making a quilt with someone you care about makes it that much more special.
- There are no mistakes in quilting, only opportunities to make things better.
- Measure, measure, measure… BEFORE you cut.
- Strip quilts are easy and very forgiving for beginner quilters.
- Quilters are some of the nicest people on the face of the planet.
- One spool of quilting thread is EXACTLY enough to make a double-sized quilt