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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

...So Eight Years Later...a Finish

I started this quilt about 8 years ago. The first two grandsons were toddlers and I thought it would be great to have a fun quilt we could spread out for picnics or on the floor to play. I got it pieced pretty quickly but then I lost interest, got busy, moved on to other projects. I pulled it out a couple of years ago along with some other long time tops that needed quilting and finally now it is done.


 I chose all these fruit prints and seed packet prints. I thought it was so summery. I loved the bright colors and decited to surround it with black. Not sure why, but it does make it pop.

I think this is where I got stuck. I couldn't figure out a backing or how to quilt it, so I quit. But last week I decided it was time to just get it done! So there was one two yard piece of fabric in my stash that I could not figure out how to use:


V and I did some tie dye a few years ago and I dyed a piece of Kona white. I loved how it turned out, but never knew quite what to do with it. Until now. It looks amazing. The pictures don't really show how vibrant the colors are. It is such a happy fun fabric.
 Have you ever wondered what tie dyed fabric looks like as a binding? So cool, right?

       Now I'm not sure which side of this I like best. It's like having two quilts in one.
I was going to give this to one of the grand kids, but I think I'm going to hang onto it for awhile. And for now, it is on the back of granddaddy's chair and it looks quite at home there. See you soon.

2 comments:

  1. I love the tye-dye Mom! I think this will be a nice one to stay at Grammie's house.

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  2. I love the tye-dye Mom! I think this will be a nice one to stay at Grammie's house.

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