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52 craft projects // walk with me quilt

December 22, 2013

Remember the quilt top I shared in the summer? I’m happy to report that the quilt is finally done. I had originally planned to finish it in October so I could launch into making my Christmas quilt in November and have it ready by December. Things don’t always work out the way we hoped they would and I only finished this quilt a couple of days ago. At least I got to finish it in 2013 so I can check it off my 2013 to-do list.

You can read all about the quilt top making here so I’m gonna skip that step here.
My mom quilted it on her long arm quilting machine. She posted about the quilting process on her blog. The picture below was taken by her when my quilt was on her long arm – it looks so tiny compared to her huge frame!

I love that my mom used three different quilting designs – each border got its own pattern and the plusses were quilted with geometric shapes.

After sewing the coordinating patchwork pillow I still had some scraps from the jelly roll leftover so I decided to use the scraps for the binding. I love the look and I saved some money because I didn’t have to buy yet another fabric for this quilt. It’s really amazing how much you can get out of one jelly roll – they aren’t cheap but imho definitely worth the bucks.

The flannel on the back is super soft – unfortunately it’s really hard to see the quilting on the fray background! I used this tutorial for the binding – I know I complained a lot about the machine binding last time I around but I figured it’s better to have an imperfect binding than no binding at all and having yet another ufo laying around next year (confession: I’m terrible lazy when it comes to sewing on a binding by hand. It probably would’ve taken me another year to finish the quilt if I had to sew the binding by hand).

Here are all the important information at a glance:

the quilt:

the materials:

  • sewing machines used: Juki HZL-F600 for piecing and binding, Handi Quilter Avanté for quilting
  • threads: ‘sew and quilt thread’ by aerofil madeira for piecing and binding, ‘so fine’ by superior for quilting
  • ‘A walk in the Woods’ jelly roll by Aneela Hoey for Moda: Hamels fabrics in Chilliwack, BC, Canada
  • ‘bleach white’ by KONA cotton: Quilt und Textilkunst in Munich, Germany
  • ‘blue mushrooms’ by Aneela Hoey: Volksfaden in Berlin, Germany
  • quilt backing fabric (brand unknown): Alfatex in Göttingen, Germany

52craftprojects2013This is project #35 of 52 craft projects I’m attempting to complete in 2013.
You can see all the other projects I’ve complete so far here.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Nancy December 22, 2013 at 17:20

    Congratulations on an excellent finish!

    I don't like to hand tack binding. It is my least favorite part of making a quilt.

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