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Last night I finally finished my quilt top. I’ve been working on it off and on for quite a while now. Lately, I’ve been doing bits and pieces when the boys are in bed. And last night, I finally finished. This morning I laid it out on the backing and the batting and pinned it. I was hoping to machine quilt it, but I’m not 100% on that and since I can’t make up my mind, I’ll probably give it a few more days before I decide. That would be a LOT of stitching to pick out.
This is kind of a “bits and pieces” quilt. I used leftover squares from my last quilt, and made them into stars. The sashing I already had too. I did end up ordering material for the red and white border and the backing, but that’s it. I wasn’t going to add the blue floral fabric on the very outside border, but it just didn’t look right with just the red. I would have used the same blue as in the sashing, but I didn’t have any more of it so I used the closest navy that I had.
The background is a white floral on a cream background – very pretty. I have a TON left over – I ordered 108″ fabric, and that was plenty wide. But there’s enough of it left to make some really interesting projects later, so that doesn’t bother me a bit.
The binding will probably be a solid blue. I have a lot of binding left from my last quilt, and I’m hoping it’s enough to finish this quilt too.
Here’s a picture of my last quilt – it’s king-sized. I made it that large so it would still fit our bed if we ever get a bigger one. I like that even though both quilts use the same fabric, they look totally different.
It took me two years to hand quilt this top, so that’s why I’m thinking of machine quilting this new one. I would like to be able to use it a bit sooner than two years from now!