quilt for utility, plain spoken

by Dorie on March 21, 2013

plain spoken low volume quilt

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.

my feathers look more like leaves

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.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie-Esch House Quilts March 21, 2013 at 12:58 pm

It looks wonderful -perfect for this winter weather :)

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jody March 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I like this piece very much!

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howtobejenna March 22, 2013 at 8:23 am

Really nice fabric choices! I love the colors and I bet it is SO SOFT with the vintage sheets and double gauze!!

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Kris March 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I hope you’ll bring this one to the next meeting! It looks so great!

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erin March 26, 2013 at 7:49 am

I think your color palette is gorgeous, Dorie.

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beth March 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Love the colors. Love the design.

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Kat April 15, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Beautiful colors and a wonderful simple pattern! I love it :)

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