With no WIP Wednesday Linky this week (Good luck to Lee who is busy designing a fabric line!! Woot woot!), I have decided instead to post a FINISH!!! Probably my favorite finish to date! (Yes, I know I say that every time. But I mean it every time too!) Yesterday I finished my Summer Series Quilt a Long, which has been named (by the Princess):
Summer All The Time
I am so so happy with this one!
I hemmed and hawed over the quilting. I knew I wanted free motion, but with such a dark back, I didn't want to use light thread, but I also wasn't sure about dark thread on the front. What to do...
I ended up asking the advice of my local quilt shop ladies. They universally agreed to match the thread to the back and sashing. So, with a bit of worry, I trusted them and plunged ahead with grey thread. It worked wonderfully. Yes, you can see the quilting on the blocks, but this is SO much better than seeing the quilting on the sashing and back. It actually seems to enhance the blocks and at the same time, doesn't call too much attention to the sashing. YEA! Great lesson learned there!
Binding... well, my whole approach to this quilt has been to go bold or go home, so I went with bright orange. I really like it. It's the perfect pop of color to finish off the quilt.
Thanks to Lee, Kate, and Faith for hosting this great quilt a long! I learned SO much and have finished a quilt that I can cherish for years!! Yea!