Sunday, January 30, 2011

Red and White - Part Eight, the finale

Everything is happening at once. All the projects that I've been working on this month just seem to be coming together at the same time. I guess it's serendipity. I'll be able to start a new month with some new ideas.

Speaking of serendipity I got the quilting finished on red and white bricks and stones and was thinking about doing a random binding made from the fabrics that had gone in the quilt. While I was hunting through a pile of junk in the sewing room trying to locate my tape measure I found the perfect fabric.If I remember rightly this the red and white polka dot was free with a magazine, I think it was for making a bag. The fabric is a bit thicker than the usual quilting cotton and it was a bit hard going as I like to finish the binding by hand.At one point the needle just slipped right across my finger and sliced right through the top which meant a bit of extra red got added to the back of the quilt ;) Still I worked through the pain, isn't it amazing how the smallest of cuts often inflict maximum hurt! I'm happy that I stuck with it because I think the fabric makes a great end to the quilt.Here it is finished (I'm having to apologize again because I can't get the photo loaded up the right way).I love how this turned out. Just as a reminder in case you hadn't seen the earlier posts, the pattern can be found here. It's a small quilt about 44 inch square so perfect for any rainbow challengers out there who might be reading.The quilting on this one is much more of a feature than I've done in the past. Usually I just quilt in the ditch, but I'm really happy with how this turned out, and although it's far from perfect having the walking foot on made things go a lot smoother.


Jane said...

Great finish, the polka dot fabric is great on the binding. Hope the finger heals soon

Karen said...

those little cuts are by far the worst, we do suffer for our art don't we!!

jennyflowerblue said...

That quilt is really lovely! I fancy doing a red and pink quilt but am frightened it might turn out a bit hideous!

Anita said...

Oh Ooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, fast healing wishes for you. The quilt turned out lovely, that polka dot binding is perfect.
Sometimes I have that issue with my photos, I found that if they're rotated wrong in my computer photo folder they won't come out right in blogger When I go into the folder and rotate them it fixes the problem.

coral-seas said...

I love the quilt and if I were a quilter I'd be making one :-)

Hope the finger heals soon, those little injuries are rediculously painful.

With the pictures that won't orientate the right way, for me it is sometimes because I have rotated them but not saved the rotated image before uploading it!

KimP said...

Angela, it turned out great!!!