Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Finish and Progress

I never did post a picture of the finished Black and White Charm Quilt I was working on last week so here it is.

Black and White Charm Quilt, Flange Machine Binding

I love how this turned out and will be making a larger version at some point. I may even make the larger version in black and whites, as I REALLY like how this turned out. 

No matter how much I tried, I could not get the wind to cooperate in order for me to get a good picture of the entire quilt. Oh well; I'm sure you get the idea.  

Black and White Charm Quilt, Flange Machine Binding

I quilted all of the white spaces with a 1" diagonal grid and then stitched large squares inside the print blocks. The spacing on that was also 1". (You can see the stitching in the prints better in the picture below.)

I bound this entirely by machine and added a small flange. I love the little punch of color that adds to the quilt!

Black and White Charm Quilt, Flange Machine Binding

It's a little challenging to see the flange in that picture, so here's a close up. I chose the blue because it matches the blue in the backing fabric, but any color would have worked. :-)

Black and White Charm Quilt, Flange Machine Binding

Jack had a singing gig this morning at Lakeside Chautauqua's community church service and had to be there 1 1/2 hours before the performance for rehearsal. I didn't want to drive over separately, so I took some handwork to do. It was a beautiful morning and I sat outside Hoover Auditorium and started another grandmother's flower garden block. 

The hall is BEAUTIFUL, as is the rest of the area. This is my first trip to Lakeside and I enjoyed my time there.

Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Ohio

This is how far I was when I decided to take a picture, I finished the second ring and have started adding the outer color ring but did not take a picture. This went together very quickly and a number of people stopped and asked what I was doing. This time, even though I was talking, I did NOT stitch anything backwards. (See this post about that!)

Grandmother's Flower Garden, Reproduction Fabrics

I did a count last night and based on my original sketch, I only need seven more blocks, after this one. I see the light at the end of the tunnel and will try to squeeze in some hand stitching as much as possible so I can start piecing the quilt top together. I'm excited! :-) After those seven blocks are done, I'm going to lay them out to see if I want to increase the quilt or leave it as is. 

No matter what I decide, I am enjoying the slowed down and soulful process of working on this.

5 comments:

smreusser said...

It was a beautiful day for a drive! The quilt is sharp looking, love the blue flange, just adds that little vavavoom!!! You'll have your hand work done before you know it!

Needled Mom said...

I love the black and white with that pop of blue in the binding.

Carol said...

I love the black and white blocks...beautiful!

Quiltsmiles said...

Beautiful sweet quilt. Love that lil' touch of blue to match the backing blue.

Scrappy quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the blacks and whites!