But, let's backtrack! Last time I posted I had just finished the main top. Then I went fabric shopping during for the border, backing, and binding fabrics.
This is the fabric I selected for the border. I think it's absolutely gorgeous! It's perfect because in my head I wanted something rainbow colored and striped for the border, and this meets both criteria while being a little more interesting then plain stripes.
Above is the quilt top with the border on it. I was worried when I got home that the border was too bright, but I think once assembled it looks pretty nice.
For the backing I ended up with a flannel, because they were on sale, so why not! It's pretty great too because it has an animal alphabet theme!
Here is the quilt sandwich. I *always* get lumps in my quilt. This time after I made the sandwich I would basically check each section before I quilted it to ensure it was still flat. One problem is that I didn't set the presser foot pressure to zero so it was pushing fabric around as I quilted. I quilted from the center out so this was generally fine, but in a geometric pattern I think it can screw up your squared edges. I ended up with only one tiny lump in the front and one unfortunately large lump in the back. But oh well, the recipient won't mind. :)
|a little snippet of the front to show some of the stitching|
Finally, wanted to share an amusing anecdote from attaching the binding: Notice something wrong with this picture?
Now just to hand-saw the binding onto the back and add in a label.