Earlier this month I made a quilt top called Sugar Flowers - you can find the tutorial here. Anyway, the quilt top had been hanging out in my sewing room for weeks, so I finally had it quilted (thanks again Darlene for the awesome job!). Darlene was able to quilt it over the weekend - with all the projects I have lined up in addition to working away to get the fabric webstore up, who knows how long I would have taken to quilt it myself!
The finished quilt turned out beautiful! Darlene used a hot pink thread for the top which was a jump from my play-it-safe white. I just love how it turned out. :)
I really love the back of the quilt too:
As shown below, I pieced the backing together using 6 fat quarters and 3/4 yd of white muslin. The total cost for the backing only ended up being ~$19.50. I simply trimmed the fat quarters to measure 17"x21" and then lined them up in two rows of 3 each as shown below. From the white muslin I pieced together three 6"x50" strips.
It's a thrifty way to save on backing yardage and to use up fat quarters you might have laying around.
I thought I'd sneak this photo in of my furrballs checking out the quilt. :) It was a beautiful and warm day in Seattle so everyone was outside enjoying the sun. Bodie and Paige were accompanying the quilt in the shade.
And lastly, here's another up-close photo of the quilting. If you click and enlarge the image, you can see the hot pink thread (the backing has white thread). :)
Anyway, that's it for now. I just wanted to share with you how it turned out. Ahh, isn't it a great feeling finishing a quilt?!