|The Confetti Quilt|
My colorful Confetti Quilt is finished! This quilt marks my first finish for 2014. I started this quilt on New Year's Eve, finished the top on New Year's Day, and put it aside to finish the Kitty Cat Love quilt.
I really loved how the colors danced on this top, and was a bit concerned that my quilting plan, a free motion geometric design with a colorful varigated thread, might not really complement the top. But, I wouldn't know until I tried....
|The start of the quilting.|
My daughter was home for a brief visit, and she liked the pattern, so I quilted on.
The quilting went pretty smoothly and fairly quickly. I tried to take a relaxed attitude toward wobbly lines. My primary goal was to quilt evenly over the top. I got the quilting foot stuck a time or two on the edges!
I truly love how the quilting turned out. I think it gives more texture and movement to the top. I took photos before washing it to capture the patterns and the colors. I think the overall pattern complements the top, although the quilting is a bit denser in some areas when I got a bit lost in the pattern.
The quilt top is about 34 by 46 inches, and is a nice baby quilt size, but I decided to add a hanging sleeve, and I may use this as a wall hanging in my office. I backed the quilt with the IKEA numbers fabric. The white background really shows off the quilting pattern.
|Adding the hanging sleeve.|
I wasn't sure what to use for binding. I contemplated a little dot, or using one of the bright colors, but then checked my supplies. I keep a basket of left-over binding from other projects, and discovered enough black binding to complete the quilt. That made by my decision very easy!
|The basket of binding|
After washing and drying, the quilt got nice and crinkly. Unfortunately, by the time the quilt came out of the dryer, the sun had set.
|all warm and crinkly.|
One more picture of the quilt (before washing) on the snowy adirondack chair!
Stay warm and take care.
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