Nine Patch Quad
21" x 21"
©2012 Sharon V. Rotz
With your words of encouragement from last Friday's post, I continued on free-motion machine quilting around my pods shapes.
Soon the surface was quilted and I enjoyed the moment. I'm so happy that I jumped in with this design. When I started quilting, I didn't draw out the motifs, I just let it all happen. Once I started, I was committed as removing the stitching would damage, or at least scar, the fabric.
In some open areas, I added bending lines to fill in and even the spacing between the quilting lines.
I didn't want the binding to show on the edge of the quilt, so I chose to finish the edge with a faced binding. I had just enough fabric left to cut strips for my binding. I used the same size strips as I would if I were making a traditional binding. The strips were folded lengthwise and pressed, again as I would for a traditional binding.
Then I stitched the strips together matching the sizes needed for the quilt. I mitered the corners and ended up with a frame shaped facing. I laid this on the front of the quilt and stitched around the edge with a 1/4" seam allowance. The facing was then pressed to the back of the quilt and finished with hand stitching.
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