08 October 2013

Lucy’s hourglass quilt

First up let me say yes Mum - its finally finished !  well, actually I did finish this quilt in mid July but it was too cold and grey to take photos !

I promised my mum in early May that I wouldn’t mention this quilt again until it was finished – I think I’d told her I was about to work on it about 4 times before I actually started the quilting on it !

I finally just straightline quilted either side of the seams and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.  I also did the binding by machine - I was looking at one of Maureen Cracknell's quilts and she seemed to get the binding done very quickly so I asked her what she does and she told me she binds them by machine using a method very similar to the tutorial by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew.

I figured as Lucy was only young and there was so much white on the quilt it would probably get washed quite a few times so maybe machine binding was the way to go - I'd told her mother that it could just be put in the washing machine so I certainly didn't want the binding to come undone !

This is my first finished project for this year's Finish-Along and just in time for Lucy's birthday - she turned one last week so this is her birthday present :)

name: Lucy's hourglass quilt
size: 40" x 50"
fabrics: A Walk In the Woods - Aneela Hoey
pattern: based on Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew's pink classic
quilting: straight line diagonal seam outline - Gutermann 50wt cotton
batting: warm and white cotton

linking up to the 3rd quarter finishes for the 2013 Finish-a-long over at She Can Quilt

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  1. It is a beautiful quilt and a lovely present!

  2. It's lovely, what a nice present. Congrats on a finish too!

  3. Good for you, Leanne! It's a lovely finish. And you're brave to try machine binding. I have, and was disappointed in my results, so it will likely always be the hand-sewn-down-on-the-back type for me - and that's what I teach my students too. Here's hoping for lots more happy finishes for you!


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