Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dave Henry's Groom Quilt

Finished quilting this 1 hour before we need to leave for the wedding reception.   Which it turns out is enough time to photograph and blog about it, but not enough time for the nap I really wanted to take this afternoon.

I am pleased with the texture of this quilt.  I used bamboo batting and did the stitching lines with a free motion foot.  My machine was not behaving well, and I broke 6 needles in the process of finishing this quilt.  Good thing I was drinking or I would have driven to the store for a new sewing machine.

Speaking of which, the beer neither improved nor made my stitching any worse.  I just can't sew straight lines.  

I forgot to take a close up of the binding.  I used a blue plaid sheet for the back and made a bias strip for the binding which looks great.

And I realized that the whole quilt follows the traditional rhyme: something old, something new (fabrics from the stash), something borrowed (thrift store sheet for the back) and something blue.

7 comments:

Linda said...

It's gorgeous Marjorie! I love the design.

Lynne said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

Marj said...

A great finish and just in time! Love the blue and white, so fresh looking.

beth said...

One hour before? sounds like something I would do! It's beautiful.

Oops-Lah said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilt! I love it.

LynCC said...

Fabulous groom quilt, love that it fits the traditional rhyme. :)

Julessewpretty said...

That's fabulous! I finished the wedding present quilt I was making 4 hours before the wedding and I still didn't get a nap in!