Sunday, September 20, 2009

D9P Charmed - Quilted, Bound and Finished

I got home this evening and sat at the computer for a while. It is surely easy to get lost in cyberspace sometimes. But I did manage to drag myself away.

There was my little quilt project waiting for me. I had a bit left to quilt and then I needed to make and put on the binding. I really didn't expect to finish it this night, but I just kept plugging away. I got the quilting part done. So I said, "well, at least I can trim it to square it up." Rotary cutter and portable mat, quilt and me, all down in the floor.

"Gee," I thought, "what will I bind it with?" I looked at several options. I wanted something that didn't contrast too much with the black borders. So I put several things up to it to see. They weren't making me happy. Then I saw a black with a small cream pattern. "Hmmm, I wonder!" I did notice that the blacks didn't exactly match...but I liked the fact that the black and cream were similar to the borders that I had quilted with cream thread.

"Okay, I can cut the binding and join it together at least" I did it....not to late yet...... "I can at least sew it to the front of the quilt and finish it tomorrow."

Each step was -just a little bit more right up until- "WOW, I finished it!!!"

If you enlarge the picture (and maybe if you don't) you can see my far from perfect free motion quilting. Last week, I thought it was going to ruin it. Tonight, I am thinking - "Quirky and fun!" I can't wait to wash and dry this baby and see how it comes out.

For now this is how it looks:


Greg said...

I love this D9P!!! The free motion work on it is, in my opinion, GREAT!

Cora said...

Nice! I like your binding choice. Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. Good Luck!

Oh and Happy September B-Day

Barb said...

What a wonderful quilt...great job stippling too.....ahhhhhhh doesn't that feel good???

Unknown said...

it looks great it...great free motion, don't you just love it?

Pat said...

I think it looks terrific, Gene! Great work on all parts of it, in my opinion.

hetty said...

I'm lovin' it, Gene!

SandyQuilts said...

Love your D9P.

Have you seen

Vesuviusmama said...

I love it, Gene, all those fabrics! And quirky quilting IS fun!