Tuesday, January 4, 2011

{Note: if you're new here and want to see the entire WIP, go to Maxine Quilt: The beginning.}

I used up leftover fabrics to create the backing. I first chose the red fabric to be the binding fabric. The reason why I did that is two-fold. 1) It framed the quilt rather well and 2) My mother is a fan of Red Hats Ladies - "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple...With a red hat that doesn't go and doesn't suit me." I thought it is appropriate as that border fabric has a purple hue that does not show up in the pictures.

I then measured all the leftover fabrics. I grabbed some graph paper and started doodling. I loved this process as it used my mind and creativity. Once I had everything down on paper and in my mind, I then took the design to the fabric. Now, that was scary for me because if there was one mistake, it could mess the whole thing up. But, I didn't encounter any problems and was absolutely thrilled with the end result.

Here is a picture of what I drew up before I actually started the cutting and sewing up the backing.

Backing. Completed 12/14/2010

I'll let the pictures tell the story from hereon with a minimal amount of words. At least, I'll try not to get too wordy. Ha!

The one and only time Chessie gets on to investigate

My Loving Husband is Always a Good Assistant

Basting of quilt was done on 12/18/2010

Finished Top. 12/23/2010

Finished Backing. 12/23/2010

All Done!

By the way, My mother LOVED this quilt. I caught her using it the morning before we left town. It did my heart good.

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January 4, 2011 at 11:22 AM

What a fun quilt! I'm not sure which i like more, the front or the back! Your mom is lucky to have this quilt. :)

January 4, 2011 at 1:04 PM

This quilt is so filled with love, anyone would be proud to own it. I'm so glad your mom liked it. She will know how much love you poured into it. Great Job!!! =^.^=

January 4, 2011 at 1:06 PM

I forgot to say that my mom like the red hat poem too. At her assisted living center, they had red hat contests which he loved. =^.^=

January 4, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Wow! That came out really nice!!! I love the back. It's a perfect 'fit' for the front, and it's definitely coloring outside of the lines. ;-)

I had to laugh at the cat picture. I'm glad you included it. I also like the one of Dan helping you. :) Sweet.

January 4, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Super cool quilt :) I've made 3...and feel SO proud of myself...!

Also, just wanted to let you know you WON the giveaway @ C.R.A.F.T. Please e-mail me at craftaway [at] gmail [dot] com!

January 5, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Beautiful job. I love looking at gorgeous quilts. Wishes for a healthy, happy New Year. Linda

January 6, 2011 at 7:38 AM

How fun, we get to see the whole process in one post! Turned out great! Thanks for linking to Quiltstory!

August 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Sometimes the backing can be a very expensive part of the quilt , although this backing obviously took you longer , it sure is a good way to use up your left over fabric .

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