You saw the beginnings of this quilt on Feb. 27 HERE. Earlier this week, when I was between projects, I decided to make this a finish. I always google quilts similar to mine to get some ideas on how to quilt it before I start my stitching and after being inspired, decided to do a double grid checkerboard pattern combined with diagonal quilting lines.
Here is a look at the back.
The quilt is so cuddly!
I figured that with such a scrappy quilt, it would be a good idea to make a scrappy binding. I sewed leftover strips of the different fabrics together in no particular order, using 6" and 8" strips. I made the binding 2 1/4" wide, machine stitched it in place on the front, and hand sewed it down to the back.
I can honestly say I have now made a small dent in my flannel stash! The sun came out yesterday afternoon, after a morning of light snow flurries, so off I went to the deck for a photo session.
I couldn't resist laying the quilt over our deck furniture. A little too chilly yet to open up that swing!
Of course, the wind came up as I was hanging the quilt.
After its flight on the clothesline, I put it to rest.
What am I working on today? Scrappy 5" churn dash blocks. I had some extra 2" HST blocks left over from another project so I decided to put them to good use for a mini-quilt.
Thanks for dropping by to visit. It's a great day for quilting!