Hi, and happy Independence Day! You wouldn’t know it from the frequency of my blog posts, but I’ve been sewing a LOT. Ever since I returned from the Sewtopia retreat in April I’ve felt reinvigorated and back to my old sewing self. (Previously I was feeling a little “blah” creatively.)
I’ve got a couple of finishes to share–including the quilt I made for our teeny baby gal who happens to be arriving in just a few weeks!–but here’s the only one I’ve taken pictures of so far. Our finished wedding quilt!
Susan of Modern Prairie Quilting long-armed these lovely infinity loops for me. (Oddly, pin-basting on the dining room floor and then free-motion quilting infinity loops didn’t sound that fun while pregnant?) Susan previously quilted my Field Study quilt which is arguably still my favorite. Anna Maria Horner prints + simple patchwork = what makes me happiest.
For the backing I just used a flat sheet from a Target sheet set! Not the first time I’ll do this and not the last. I also serged the quilt edge after attaching the binding but before sewing it down, as I’ve done for a few years now. I think it makes finishing the binding cleaner and easier, and I also think it makes it more secure. I always love the end result.
This quilt makes me so happy, even though it’s our “wedding quilt” but I finished it well past our first anniversary. Hey–we’ve been busy! 😉
Here’s the most important picture: the post-wash snuggle/crinkle shot!