Well, she’s done. With a single day to spare. By the time you are reading this I will have already gifted this quilt to my beloved daughter, Raven. She’s watched me make it and claimed it fairly early. 🙂 I so enjoyed making this quilt with all of you who participated in the quilt along. It was really lovely getting to know so many new faces and chatting with those of you who have quilted along with me before.
Unlike all the others, I was deliberate with all my fussy cutting. When I realized I was making this for my daughter I wanted to make sure it had cuts included that I knew she would like. She has this whole boho look going on in her apartment. Lots of blush and gold. Plants. The color palette and majority of fabrics were chosen before I knew the quilt would be hers. I added in a bit more yellow gold afterwards to try and suit her better.
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It was quilted by Natalie from Ginger Quilter. I think she chose a perfect quilting pattern for it. It’s all vines and plants and odd little blooms. There’s also a few dragonflies. I absolutely LOVE the quilting! Natalie was one of the sponsors for the quilt along. She is offering 20% off longarm quilting any Little Miss when you use the code SAWTOOTH. Do support her if you are able and interested. She had my quilt done very quickly and I could not be more pleased.
I should take a moment and go on here about how dreamy I find low volume quilts to be. They are my most favorites and this is definitely one of my favorite quilts that I’ve made. Everything about it is singing my current style. I’m a little bummed I won’t be keeping it for myself. Though I have promised myself that the next quilt I keep will be big enough for my bed. I’ve got a lot of throws, but hardly any bed size quilts.
Remember my ditch binding method? I’m still in love with this way of binding! I had originally planned to hand bind this quilt, but my daughter washes her quilts, blankets and bedding so often, that I wanted it to hold up to time, so I opted to do the machine binding. While I love binding this way because of the no-show on the front, it’s still a little bit inconsistent on the back. I’ve got a lot of room for improvement, I think. Also, you can see from the pic, my stitches escaped a bit, I’ll be fixing that! Ugh.
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