I have finished the Bouquet Quilt. I used Kaffe Fassett Russian Rose for the binding. I am very happy with this quilt!
I machine sew my bindings. This is a modern quilt done by machine. My thinking is why stop using the machine when you are finishing the binding?
The binding was first sewn to the front of the quilt, then I stitched along the edge of the binding on the back of the quilt with my edge foot. I used a dark gray thread for the top thread and a tan thread in the bobbin, which is less visible on the top of the quilt. Sometimes I sew the binding to the back of the quilt and roll it to the front and sew along the edge on the front of the quilt.
From January 27, 2013:
Here is an update on the Bouquet Quilt. It has been so cold lately that I have been happy to stay in the house working on this quilt! I finished quilting it yesterday. All it needs now is the binding!
Posted January 20, 2013:
Yesterday in the mail I received 3 yards of new Kaffe Fassett fabric: ocher palm fan, blue field bouquet, and red suzani. I was a bit disappointed because the yard of field bouquet was not cut correctly. Whoever was cutting it just was not taking in the entire yard and seeing that it really is a panel and not regular yardage. If cut correctly you will get 12 bouquet blocks. Four of the blocks in my yard had been clipped off on one end, with just a sliver of four more at the other end of the yard.
What to do about this? Lemonade from Lemons. I do have 12 blocks, but four of them are different with wider borders than the other 8 blocks. I think this will make the quilt more interesting!
If the fabric had been cut correctly I would have said “how pretty” and added it to my stash … but I had to spring into immediate action to save this fabric!
Here are photos of some of the blocks. The sashing will be a gray Moda fabric which will add a rich tone to this quilt.