I am so very happy with this week’s finish! My dear MIL has provided the perfect name for it, Fiesta! This is my favorite quilt finish so far this year.
The finished quilt measures 36″ x 42″. I used most of a layer cake from Missouri Star Quilt Company, along with some solid scraps from my stash. You can find a free pattern on Craftsy of a similar quilt here. Mine has 3 inch finished HSTs.
I had so many great ideas regarding the color of quilting thread to use! I ended up going with Glide thread in a color called Khaki. In the bobbin, I used Superior Threads So Fine in lime green to match the back. Many people say to never use different color threads in the top and bottom but it worked fine for me on this quilt. I used Warm & White batting.
I had a blast playing with the quilting!
I was asked about the extra batting in this binding picture that I showed yesterday.
This is actually the first time I have done this. I wanted to make sure that the points of my HSTs were not covered by the binding and I still wanted the binding to be full. So I trimmed the batting and backing a 1/4 inch beyond the top and wrapped it around, hand stitching on the back. It worked out quite well!
Thanks for bearing with all my pictures. I like to be able to go back and remember how I did things!