The OSU Father's Day Quilt is all done! Yay!! I am so so thrilled with how it turned out, and I am sure my dear friend's husband will love it!
Here it is!!
I'm not sure if it's just my computer, but from where I sit, the colors in the pictures are really bright. The orange is in reality a lovely sort of pumpkin orange. Anyway, I love this pattern!!
I backed it in a nice plaid flannel that matches wonderfully. It will be very snugly!! I wanted to add something to the back that would help with orienting the quilt the right way (remember my hubby's manly advice? lol!) but, the backing was big enough without a stripe. So, after perusing the Oregon State website, I found one of their sayings that made me smile and appliqued that on the back!
I love it! I even used the college's font of choice! I hope this detail makes him smile! :)
All in all - a wonderful project! I really hope he likes it!
Pattern: Easy Going Modern By Felicity Quilts
Size: 60 x 80
Quilting: by me - meandering stipple, FMQ
Lastly - it is Thursday, and I did to something new on this quilt! I had heard of this little technique a while back, but never tried it. I decided to give it a try on this one. The idea: zigzagging the edges just prior to stitching down the binding. The tip said that this would keep the edges flat and make doing the binding easier. I was a sceptic. And at first, as I was zigzagging, it felt like a waste of thread. But I persevered and gave it a fair shot.
My thoughts - it really does help. It made things more uniform, and the finished product looks great. I don't know if I would do this every time, but it is a good tip and I would do it again! SO here's to trying something new!!