Sunday, February 14, 2010

Scrap Club Floral Quilt Done!

Today I put the last stitches in the binding of the comfort quilt I am sending to my aunt.  I call it the Scrap Club Floral Quilt because it came about from a Scrap Club I was in through a quilt shop in 2003.  It is a very old UFO, so I'm happy to have it done for many reasons.  Here's the finished quilt pre-washing.

And here's the back.  You can see why this quilt needed reversable binding.  The front binding would have looked horrible on the back.  I pieced the back using 10 1/2 squares ala Bonnie Hunter.  I completely used up all of the fabrics except for scraps.  I also took a close-up picture of the back.

Finally, here's a couple of pictures of the reversable binding.

The binding was an interesting technique to learn.  I would use it again if necessary, but wouldn't consider making it my normal binding method as it takes a lot more time to make the binding and I didn't get as snug of a fit as I normally prefer since the seam had to line up on the edge of the quilt.  One bonus is the fact that the front color takes a much narrower strip than normal, so in the case of this quilt, I was able to match the binding to the inner border.  I only had some strips left of that fabric and they were too narrow to cut enough of my normal 2 or 2 1/4 inch binding strips, but there was plenty for the 1 1/8 inch strips needed for this method.

All in all, I'm pleased with the finished quilt.  It is all nice and soft and crinkly after washing.  I hope my aunt likes it.  She doesn't know it's coming, so I'm sure she will be confused by the large box that arrives.  I also found the perfect card today to send with it.

On a humerous note, since it is Valentine's Day, I got up to a lovely card from my DH.  As I began to read the verse on the front, certain parts were sounding eerily familiar.  Yep, you guessed it, he bought the identical card last year, and it was 25 cents cheaper to boot :-).  It's a great card so I can see why he bought it again.  He was mortified when I showed him the two cards, but it really doesn't bother me at all.


Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

It's lovely - and the binding is really neat! Thanks for sharing! Great way to use up those scraps!

Laurie said...

That is one neat binding. I'm sure I'll need to use it someday.