I wanted to show you a little more of my quilt from the quilt show. I am totally crazy for this quilt and love that every inch of it is Kona solids, my favorite. The pattern for this quilt is from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine April 2010 issue.
I made the top back at a retreat last year and I set it aside, not sure how I wanted to quilt it and fearing that I would ruin it.
I got up the nerve to quilt it after trying out the technique on the mini version that I made and sent off to New Zealand for the Doll Quilt Swap.
For the back I used one from every color I used on the front (except the teal sashing) to make a rainbow. They are varying heights but they are all the same width. I sat down and sketched out my design on paper, figured out some measurements, and then went for it. I love how it turned out.
I wished there was some way to have the back showing at the quilt show.
I love how the quilting looks on the back too.
I knew this quilt needed a wow binding so I used my Faux Piped Binding Tutorial to give the binding this pop of color. Because the quilt is big, I wanted that pop of color to really show so I cut my accent strips 2” wide instead of 1 3/4” like it states in the tutorial.
I have been so happily surprised to the overwhelming response to my Faux Piped Binding tutorial. I love hearing about how it has worked for you and seeing the beautiful quilts you have made using the technique. I am more than happy for you to continue to share it with your friends and to link to my tutorial on your blogs.
Thanks for letting me share my latest favorite finished quilt with you!