Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hangin' Out

The finished quilt, Boxed Stripes #3, hanging from the plant hooks on my porch. Chumley gets in the photo too.
By popular vote, I decided against the border and went with pieced, piped binding.(Don't try this at home). It was not easy. All those seams! I used this tute from Color Me Quilty, and it looked simple enough. I may try this again without the pieced parts.

I am still in love with the straight line quilting. The rod pocket below is merely pinned in place. I was in a hurry to photograph this before the sun changed position.


I rarely, if ever, show the back, but this fabric makes me think of men's pajamas, and I have to laugh. In this photo I have an invisible white glove lady showing off the back. (Hate that. The art is on the front.)

In conclusion, I managed to force mitered corners too. Ugh.
BTW, what clinched my decision on eschewing the borders was this comment from Ann from MD:
I think it is finished. Wouldn't it look great hanging on the wall of a sunny beach house?

I couldn't agree more!

 

15 comments:

  1. I really do like how this came out, and agree it is a bright, sunny wall piece for sure!

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  2. Absolutely love this quilt! LOVE your work!

    Thanks for the shout out.

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  3. Love how this turned out Mel - binding w/piping is the perfect finish. I usually add piping, but in a separate step - doesn't take long, and really keeps my quilts perfectly square. I wonder how you would compare working by piecing vs. fusing? I love these boxes - they look like they have legs, like the baba yaga. So cool.

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  4. Love it. Good way to start my day with this great shot!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL and just in time for Spring!

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  6. This turned out great! The colors are wonderful.

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  7. Clever cleverer cleverest!

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  8. This is one of my favorite quilts of yours! It is beautiful.

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  9. Love the colours and love the design. A happy quilt.

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  10. I think this would look great pretty much anywhere.

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  11. I would really love to make this quilt. I know you always make unique quilts, but are thee any directions for this?

    Linda Chin

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