September 26, 2011

Custom Patchwork Quilt... Take Two

After I'd sent off the last patchwork quilt, I got an email from the client saying how much she loved it, and that she'd like one for her mum. She wanted the top to be pretty much the same, but a red for the backing.

I picked this Denyse Schmidt gingham print from the Picnic and Fairgrounds collection because it had that lovely retro feel to match the top. I was so pleased with my choice, till I got home and went to piece it together.

I think I did a fairly good job of it, but I'll have to remind myself not to choose a large gingham for a back I need to piece in the future! Can you see the seam?

There. There's the stupid seam.

It didn't take quite as long to piece as I'd thought, but it did make me want to punch something in the face. Hard.

I quilted it in the same grid pattern, but with a red variegated thread this time, to match the backing. And the binding is a red and white candy cane type of pinstripe. The kind that makes you dizzy when you lay out the yardage.

So worth the dizziness :)

It'll be off to the West Coast in plenty of time for her mum's birthday next month. Hope she likes it!


Dana Gaffney said...

I see the seam because you forced me to. :). I think you did a great job, the customer won't see it, unless she reads your blog.

Vicki said...

Great job! I love the binding and backing choices.

CitricSugar said...

Holy Hannah! Did you ever do a nice job of matching that seam...! I, though a perfectionist, would've done a "meh, good enough."

Impressive, most impressive. You've now been promoted to Jedi seamster.

Shannon said...

Ummm, even thinking about matching the seam makes you amazing! I'd probably just slap 'em together and say "that's what you get for picking a quilt that big!" (Wait, what am I saying?...probably?...I do that all the time!...)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just love, love, love your patchwork quilts! I must start collecting fabric! I'm "new" so I don't have the variety needed. Again, love!

tarabu said...

Love the new banner - you're like the google of crafties!


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