A week or so ago I finally finished this quilt. It had been sitting in my living room with a floppy binding since the A2MQG January retreat, where I all but finished it. It was doing a good job of protecting my white armchair from naughty little cat paws, but really my whole reason for making this quilt was to have a large blanket for snuggling under on my couch.
In the end, machine binding allowed me to get it done. I followed Heather Jones’ machine binding tutorial on these potholders with really nice results, so I decided to try it on this quilt. The results on the quilt were less good for two reasons: 1) I didn’t trim the edges to 1/4 in. but left it at 1/2 in. (what I usually do for quilts). 2) I was impatient and didn’t pin.
But it’s fine. This a super functional quilt. It is great to be under and it spruces up my couch with a little color and pattern. I like its variety of textures – linen, quilting cotton, vintage sheet, double gauze.
Made from Plain Spoken pattern by FunQuilts AKA Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. I started this project as part of the low volume quilt a long on flickr.