My sis asked if she could use my walking foot last week. I kindly obliged, because that's just how I am... :) ...but only once I was finished with it. Ha!
You see, I had this quilt front that had been hanging up in my room for far too long! I had all the wonderful intentions of finishing it promptly, but then decided I didn't like my idea for the back and so I changed directions; which meant I had to buy more fabric...shucks!
(ignore the mess, bad lighting, and ugly paneling)
I browsed around for a while, because I very rarely pay full price for fabric. I just can't stand paying over $8.00/yard (although on occasion I will if it is something I really, truly, terribly want--oh, sweet KJR, how I love you)!! When I see a fabric I want I shop around online (for way too long) trying to find the "better" price.
So this front hung on my WIP wall for a while. Every time I would walk into my room it would stare me in the face as though it was daring me to finish it. FINALLY, I found the back I wanted (sorry, I can't even remember where I bought if from now...some little online store I had never heard of before--bless their sweet fabric loving hearts for having this fabric!!) for $7.00/yard. I accept!
It was plain, simple, and had the perfect little AJ pindots. I got to work and added a little log cabin block to the back to break up the beautiful sea of blue.
Anyhow, when my sis asked to use the foot I had this all beautifully basted ready to be quilted. By this time I was SO READY to have it done so that I asked her to hold on for a day. And she did, because she is like that... :) ...and because I am bigger and stronger and less pregnant and could totally take her down in a wrestling match.
I quilted it one night and bound it the next. Like I said, it feels good to be done!
I just adore this Pezzy print I used for the binding. I look forward to getting my hands on the new ones!
Here is a closeup of the Log Cabin on the back. This was actually the first one I have ever made. Can you believe that!? Yah, me too. :)
This was put together using American Jane prints from several different lines...recess, peas and carrots, building blocks, and look and learn. I love how they all go together so nicely. It is a lap/throw size quilt based on my Four-Square pattern, just bigger! It's up in my shop now.
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