Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Summer Solstice Finish

Finally, this beautiful quilt is done. Completely done. I started it in the Quilt along with Melissa at Happy Quilting. I kept up with all the piecing and then used a quilt as you go method to quilt each of the 40 inch blocks. I joined them together and then the project stalled for a bit.
This past week I began pushing forward again to finish this. It is such a large quilt! I quilted the sections where the blocks joined together. Then I had to quilt the border strips and attach them. Then backing, more quilting to anchor the backing and bind.

The backing is Rhoda Ruth in a 108 inch width. I love being able to use one big piece like that.
          It's kind of like having two quilts in one.
 The whole time as I was sewing the backing on I kept thinking what would I use for binding? I didn't want grey, I wanted it to show. I didn't buy enough of the backing, but that would have been great.
 Then I looked over at the shelf of fabrics and this was right on top! I loved it. It has lots of the colors in the quilt and the bit of green. But then I thought maybe not. I finally gave in and just went for it.
      And I think it looks good from both sides. I love a good stripe for binding.
This is one big quilt. but I truly love the way it turned out. Many thanks to Melissa for a great quilt along. Not done by the end of summer, but finished before the Winter Solstice! Talk to you soon.


  1. it is a perfect name for winter months ahead, sounds like you can wrap your whole family in it...your colour choices are really a nice choice too.

    1. It fits my queen size bed perfectly and I slept like a dream under it last night for the first time. Thank you for the lovely comment.

  2. It looks stunning!!! What a beautiful finish!!! I love all of the wonderful quilting you added, really just pops on that grey. Way to get it all done!!


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