Friday, February 3, 2017
Wild and White: A Finished Quilt
Here is my first finished project quilted on the Bernina Q24. (Check out this post to learn more about the longarm in my studio.)
It was just some Kona White fabric with Warm and White batting. I added some white Aurifil thread and wild quilting to make this quilt. I had so much fun quilting with the Bernina. I can hardly believe that this is just the first project I have quilted on it. I never had that much control on my mom's other longarm.
It is always so much fun taking quilts off the frames.
I squared it up and tried a new technique for the binding to add a little pop of color. I followed the Faux Piped Binding tutorial by Trisha.
I used the stuffed piped binding and found it very difficult to keep even. (I think the flatter version would have been easier and I may try it again sometime.)
Almost immediately after finishing the quilt I put it in the washer and dryer to see if I liked that better. (My other option was to cut it off completely and add a different binding.)
It crinkled up nicely and so the uneven edges don't bother me as much.
Perfect isn't flawless, perfect is finished. Right?
It is now hanging proudly at the top of my stairs to the basement. It looks pretty blah until you turn on the light and see all the crinkly texture.
I really do like the little pop of color, especially by my Valentine Addition quilt.
Quilt Stats #198
Name: Wild and White
Pattern: Whole cloth with wild quilting
Fabric Used: Kona White
Binding: Pink Riley Blake Blender and White
Amount Used: 2.5 yards
Batting: Warm and White
Size: About 36 x 42 inches
Date Finished: 2017
I guess the binding is there to stay. At least for now. ;)
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