Friday, June 7, 2013

Graduation quilt is FINISHED!

I was able to get this all quilted on Tuesday and then made and attached the binding that night while the kids were watching Alice in Wonderland. The next two nights (and parts of the days) were spent hand stitching the binding down and adding that label I keep forgetting to put on when I machine stitch the binding! This is called Kaleidoscope from Don't call me Betsy's blog.

I took a couple of pictures of how I quilted it since there were a few inquiries and I don't think I described it well in my answers. I started each 'line' off from the quilt
Did a straight line up until this spot and pivoted. You can see where I turned on the black side here.

Straight through this part which helps to push down anything popping up there. Hey - that is a pretty good middle =).

I pivoted here again to follow the line about 1/4 from the seam. 

Then I finished the line across off the edge of the quilt. Hope that makes sense. I figure it took me about 4.5 hours to get this baby quilted this way but I do love how it turned out.

The back 'stars' are pretty cool I think. This fabric is much more teal blue than the washed out grey in the photo.

Finished quilt. Oops - looks like a little bit was bunched up on the side. 

The results after a nice ride through the washer and dryer. A nice little crinkle to the fabric.

I hope she likes it. Now to just make a quick pillowcase to store it in and it will be ready to ship up for her graduation party next weekend.


Ellen said...

Just gorgeous - she will definitely love it!

Ray and Jeanne said...

It is stunning! And done on time! I like the way you quilted it - the quilting will really help those 'corners' stay put. Great job! ~Jeanne

scraphappy said...

Beautiful finished quilt. I am sure she will love it. Congratulations on a finish!

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Yay! Turned out so lovely, great job!

Sara said...

Very nice finish!

Judy D in WA said...

She is going to be thrilled. What a gorgeous quilt.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That turned out so well! I like how you quilted it, too. Thanks for sharing the finished products with us.

Sorry that your backing fabric colors didn't photograph well ... I have so much trouble with my colors photographing true. :-(

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

your kaleidoscope is a beauty!

-Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on the finish!

QuarterMileQuilts said...

Looks fabulous! Love the bright colors!