Friday, November 18, 2011

Simple Selvage Squares Quilted and Bound

 All done!  Yay!  My husband and I drove to Halifax (4 hours away) earlier this week so I could be interviewed on Live at 5 and take part in a reading series to promote my novel  The Town That Drowned.  As we drove, I happily sewed down the binding on this quilt.
 Although each of my kids have asked for this quilt, it is mine all mine! :-)  (They are each getting Christmas quilts soon anyway)
 The tutorial I wrote to make the squares is here, should you want to make one of these quilts too (It's a fun project!).  The squares are 6 inch squares.
 And look what showed up in our yard overnight.  In this pic the quilt is camouflaging itself.  With all the selvages this quilt has more white in it than any quilt I've made.
 This photo shows the backing and binding.  The backing is a large scale Jennifer Paganelli print.  The binding is a Lakehouse fabric -- pink and orange stripes.  The binding fabric definitely called my name.
I quilted it myself.  On one side of each seam I used a straight line and on the other side a wavy line (a stitch on my machine, I didn't have to move the fabric around).  I used the regular foot on my machine, still no walking foot for me.
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This quilt is being featured today on ...
Modern Day Quilts
Thanks so much Heather!
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See you next week!  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U

23 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful!!!!

My Sweet Prairie said...

Wow Riel! Congrats on the Live at 5 interview! Right on woman!! : ) I love your new blog header. That is so darn sharp. : )
~Monika

Brenda said...

using selvages is fun - and I love how much you do use them!! I also really like your bright colours and just happy, fun projects you do!! I am glad you are keeping this one for yourself!!

~Michelle~ said...

Awesome! I'm pretty sure I spy some of the selvages I sent you ;)

Teje said...

Hi Riel! This quilt became a realy beauty and I'm happy that it's for you! I love the pattern with stripy blocks and also backing and binding are perfect!
Congratulation for being featured - you and your special quilts deserve it!
xxx Teje

M-R said...

Beautiful, Riel! Congratulations on the quilt and the quilting!

Kristie said...

Ooooohh, I really love this one, Riel!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

LOL! You snuck in some orange after all eh? I love that orange/pink stripe from Lakehouse. I have it on my menopause quilt :-)

Jacqui in Ontario, Canada

Das Quiltmonster said...

Fantastic quilt!! I feel sorry for every selvages I threw away....

felicity said...

Love this one, Riel - congrats on the MDQ feature!

Lynne said...

I love the backing and the binding and the quilt certainly does camouflage very well; but I saw it hiding out on Modern Day Quilts - congratulations!

The Twisted Sister said...

That is so pretty!

Ginette said...

Wondeful!!

Jessica said...

This is amazing!! Just beautiful!

Peg said...

Oh, isn't that fabulous!

Linda said...

Congrats on an awesome finish! I thought your interview on LiveAt5 was awesome. Great exposure for your book.

Sue said...

loving it Riel... just loving it..

Mary said...

I'm always amazed at how neat these turn out! I would never want to use the selvages, so it just boggles my mind to see them used so well :-) Very pretty!

Jean said...

I love it! Sometimes you just gotta make one for yourself!

I got my book, by the way. It greeted me in my mailbox when I got home from a trip. Starting reading it last night. Loving it so far. :-) Thanks so much!!!!!

KateKwiltz said...

It's beautiful! I'm saving up to do one of my own -- thanks for the inspiration!

Suzanne said...

There are times when a momma can't share. :-)

Sarah said...

Congrats on making yourself a (beautiful!!) quilt - we all need a little bit of our own love wrapped around us.

Vesuviusmama said...

Great finish! I don't blame you for standing your ground with your kids - that's a keeper.