There isn’t much of a reveal here, since it was pretty much all together last post, but the quilt for my dad is finished.
I quilted in the ditch along all the major lines and then went to town with some VERY rough and ready free motion spirals and things.
I may not be very good at it, but I really do enjoy free motion quilting.
I outlined the figures in the central panel, again rather roughly. Wait, we were calling it “rustic”. 😉
Some of the quilting is light and some dark. Wise decision? Not necessarily. Anyway, I basically spent Saturday quilting.
Saturday afternoon, I attached the first pass of the binding, in time to go out for pre-Valentine’s day dinner and a movie with the husband and children. Yay me!
That left me with three whole days to leisurely hand-stitch the binding second pass.
It didn’t take the whole three days, but I did take my time. And snipping threads. So many threads!
The last corner, where the join was, isn’t as tidy as the other three. In hindsight I could’ve put the join along a side where it might be less visible and had all the corners match. That’s probably a tip in a quilting book somewhere.
I am so insanely pleased with how it turned out, warts and dodgy quilting and all. It’s finished size is about 1.5 x 2m, not a full bed size but a respectable throw.
Now it just has to hang at work for three whole months (darn craft projects)—but I will have it back in time for a Father’s Day gift, if I want to go that route. I am debating what to do with my scraps. I could probably squeeze out a pillow-case or two if he does end up using it for his bed, but I was really hoping more for it to be a couch throw. (Y’know, downstairs where I can see it. 😉 ) I could make matching cushion covers for the couch. Or a tote bag for my mom. I really should make something for her… 😂 I’m a bad, bad daughter.
Who made a frickin quilt!