My batik "Turning Twenty" quilt has been longarm quilted by Janette, and she has made it look absolutely beautiful. This was a really simple quilt to piece together, and the "Turning Twenty" pattern is designed by Tricia Cribs. We chose a swirling leaves quilting design, which looks great on both the dark and light coloured batiks...
...initially I was going to use one of the batiks with the leaf design for the binding, but didn't have enough, so on Saturday I made a mercy-dash to Sew and So's and decided to go for this rich dark brown batik (this was also used in the quilt). I prefer wide bindings for larger quilts, so cut my binding strips 3.5" wide, joined the strips with mitred seams, folded the binding in half and machine stitched it into place 0.5" from the edge of the quilt. Luckily my walking foot is 0.5" wide, so I can easily use the edge of the foot as a guide. Janette used a Moda extra wide fabric for the back, which really compliments the batiks on the front of the quilt. These Clover Wonder Clips are brilliant at holding the binding in place while I hand sew it to the back, using ladder stitch...
...nice sharp mitred corners, and I'd already machined one of my labels into place across one corner. This dark brown binding is very effective, and really frames this quilt...
...and here is the finished quilt. I really am absolutely THRILLED with this one, and it looks even better draped over my sofa than it does draped over my decking!
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