Hi friends! I'm back from my little blogging break. It was unintentional, but I was just so distracted by the nice weather the past couple of weeks. We've spent so much time outside working on the flowerbeds, playing in the yard, riding bikes... all of those fun spring activities that have been eluding us so far due to all of the rain. I have also been working on a couple exciting projects, and the last of those deadlines is quickly approaching. But yay for me, they are finished ahead of time!
Back to the quilt... Remember this post? After a marathon quilting session, I had some pretty big plans on getting the binding on this guy handsewn during the yearly crafty retreat my girlfriends and I have. And I did! I worked on it that Saturday from 8AM until 4PM, stopping for brunch and snacks of course. It was the fastest I've ever bound a quilt. I absolutely love this last step in making a quilt, and it was so fun to be able to chat with my girlfriends all day while handsewing.
It was an enjoyable quilt to make. After working on a more difficult quilt for quite awhile, I was ready for something fun and simple. This was very easily and quickly cut and pieced, and I was so happy to cut in to my recently acquired Habitat fq set (purchased at Spool's online shop for those of you who asked). These chunky bowtie blocks are cute and fun to make. I think I'll revisit this pattern soon, but maybe I'll do some smaller 6" blocks next time!
After a quick discussion with friends, I decided to go with an aqua solid for the binding. It is one of my favorite colors, and I like how it frames the quilt and coordinates with the backing.
One of my favorite things about the quilt? The fun mix of a classic pattern with some pretty contemporary prints. Love that.
This is the largest project that I have free motion quilted on my machine, and I really love doing it.
pattern and dimensions- 12" finished bowtie blocks, 72" x 96" overall
fabric - Jay McCarrolls' Habitat and Moda Crossweave in Natural
backing - DS Quilts fabric from JoAnn's
binding - Kona in Aqua
machine pieced and quilted in meandering pattern by me
previous posts on the making of this quilt: