Sunday, July 7, 2013

Rounding the last corner

Quilting the borders of a Dresden plate quilt.
Ever have a quilt that you swear had 5... or even 6... corners?

You know, like when you're attaching binding by hand and you wrestle with that big Wad-O-Quilt in your lap each time you finish a section...

Or, you're quilting the borders of a large quilt and after each turn at a corner, you look ahead to see how much is left...

And, you've rounded Corner #3 and there are still two more corners to go? How could that be???

Although I am thoroughly enjoying quilting this quilt—and quite pleased with the results—I'm ready to pin it to the design wall and audition bindings.

This is a Dresden plate quilt made to feature fabrics from the Dahlia collection by Frances Newcombe of Belly Buttons Boutique. Actually, the lively butterfly print (that I chose for the border) is what inspired it.
Blank Quilting's Dahlia fabric collection in two colorways.
When I get finished, I'll tell you about my new favorite wide backingSparkle. The color I'm using on this one is called "java."
Detail of quilting on back.
Sparkle wide backing (color: java).
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