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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Mia's quilt - quilt top complete

So I have been on a mission to get this quilt top done. I want this quilt finished!

So I pieced it all together over the last few weeks and finished adding the pink borders today. I have also pieced together the letters to make Mia's name to go on the bottom of the quilt. I don't know if I like it or not. I was going to try to do a no binding quilt. I have been reading the interwebs and finding out how to do it, so I want to give it a go! I just think maybe this quilt needs some bright pink on the edges to make it pop... Any thoughts?




Either way, it should be all done tonight/tomorrow.
Yay!!

Oh, I forgot to say, I'm linking up to Plum & June's Getting Acquainted Monday.  I love this little blog meet, and I admit to popping around to lots of the links listed and staring at all the work everyone is doing.  I'm not sure if this is a good thing to get me inspired, or a bad thing because everyone is doing amazing things while I plod away at my little quilts.  Also it takes time when I should be sewing and instead am readuing through everyone's back catalogue of projects. Oh well! I now know pretty much the life story of all the bloggers I follow!

Enjoy your day!

Love
E xx

Update: here is a photo of the quilt top all laid out so you can see what I mean.  E
Sorry about the wrinkles, the border material creases like a mother... It creases very badly. It has made sewing something of a chore. Remind me not to do this again.

9 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful Erin! I love how you've done the letters. Have never tried a no binding quilt. If its quicker I'm all for it! Maybe another real skinny border of bright pink if you think it needs it and you aren't doing binding?

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    1. Thanks Gill. A wonderful from you, the appliqué queen, is pretty exciting. This is my first attempt at appliqué.
      I might try the extra border... I should have put up a photo of the quilt flat so you could see what it actually looks like! Maybe for a post tomorrow.
      As for the no binding, I did a practice one on a little minkee quilt/throw and I like it, but I don't know if it saved any time and I don't know if I would do it every time.
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    2. Thanks Erin. You are too kind! I do think a bright pink border may just make it pop a bit more. Or even a bright pink binding if you decide to do binding or are you still going with no binding? Or even the pink border and a pieced binding with all the fabrics you have used in the quilt top. Pieced bindings are my new favourite thing! Look forward to seeing what you decide.

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  2. Dropped by from P&J, the quilt is so pretty and a pink border would bring out your applique stitching. Either way it'll be gorgeous :)

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    1. Thanks Chrissie. It's nice to get some feedback.
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    2. Glad I popped back as I got to see your new photo of the whole quilt top. It's so cute and I'm sure Mia and her family will love it (I've had a nosey back through your blog and now I know Mia is about to be 2 and lives next door!). I did a no bind tutorial a while back, here's a link if you want to take a look No Bind Pram/Stroller Quilt but seeing the whole quilt I'm struck again by how a pink binding would make the applique stitching around Mia's name pop out. :)

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    3. Lol. I've read your back catalogue too.
      The more I look at the photo of the whole quilt the more I think it needs the extra pink. Thanks for you help.
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  3. Oh, that looks wonderful! I love the little hexagon flowers!

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    1. Thanks Beth, I both a pack of pre-cut hexies in these colours and thought it kind of worked. I don't remember where I saw it, but someone had done this kind of charm quilt but mixing in pinwheels and hsts and it was so random and fun and I just wanted one. This is my (less successful) attempt.
      But for a first attmept, I'm happy!
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