Last night, I finished sewing the binding on my vintage-looking scrappy quilt. I washed it and dried it in the dryer. It was a little windy this afternoon, but decided to take a few pictures anyhow.
I've decided that it's my new favorite quilt. At least for now, until I make something else that becomes my favorite. (That's how it seems to work!)
I first talked about this quilt back here. It's made with recycled fabric, and some old stuff from my stash, along with some new stuff. I wanted it to look sweet and old fashioned. My original inspiration came from this site. I don't know where the picture originally came from. I was also inspired by this lovely quilt. My only regret is that I wish I would have made it just a little larger. I want to use it on my bed, which is queen-sized, and it doesn't hang down quite enough on the sides. I have a really thick mattress, and I should have thought about that when I was sewing all those blocks together. But, as I recall, I was really tired of making blocks! :)
Here's a closer look of it blowing in the wind!
And here's a shot of the back, although it's not a very good one!
The backing fabric is pale blue with white polka-dots. You are actually seeing the front through the back here. I added the 2 rows of blocks on the back. I guess I should have used them on the front instead! The binding is the same fabric as the back.... I really liked the way it looks. At first I was thinking that the binding should be red, but every one of the reds in my stash that I "auditioned" did not look good.
I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts "Finish it up Friday". Have a great weekend everyone!