Although the snow outside is melting quickly (finally!), it’s still too mucky out to attempt ‘outside’ photos so yet again, bear with me as I do my best with indoor lighting.
The ‘Blaze’ quilt is the first of the Modern Quilts on my list to complete. If you know me and my home decor, I don’t usually play with bright, bold colours or patterns. But stepping outside the box can be a good thing and I am happy I tried. I love this quilt, even though it doesn’t belong in any room in my home 🙂
I love the contrast between the bold bright star colours and the low volume accent prints. The bright star fabrics are all ‘Weave’ by Moda Fabrics purchased at Quilty Pleasures and the low volume prints were purchased as a bundle at Mad About Patchwork. The backing is a beautiful Windham Fabrics print from the Mormor by Lotta Jansdotter collection.
This is the first quilt I used a sewing machine to bind. I was always hesitant to bind by machine as I did not want to see stitching through the binding but really, for the ease and speed, a little bit of exposed stitching is totally fine!
I used a tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew
As you can see, I have to work on adjusting the tension so the top thread doesn’t pop up through the bobbin thread. Also, if I were to do this type of machine binding again, I would stitch the binding to the back of the quilt first and then top stitch from the front of the quilt so that the stitching which is going to show will only show in the back of the quilt. The tutorial I followed had me stitching the binding to the front of the quilt first, then pulling it to the back and topstitching on the binding on the backside. This of course will show the stitching in the front. In this particular quilt, I used a grid type pattern so the bordering stitching from the machine binding seems to be part of the quilt design but if I had used any loopy or flowery quilt design pattern, I am not so sure I would want the border stitching to be visible.
Next on my list of ‘to do’ is to find a great cabinet, not too deep, to store the quilts. Hubby asked me what are we going to do with so many quilts. My response: “Well, with the proposed increase in natural heating rates, we can all use the quilts to keep us warm in the winter and thus use less natural gas.” No response 🙂
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!