Hurray time – there’s a finish here! I’ve been sitting on this quilt for what seems like forever. 2017 isn’t actually forever ago but Yvonne Fuchs sponsored this fabulous Wayward Transparency QAL. I jumped on in the fall.
I completed the quilting over the holidays, and negotiated with myself whether to unpick the dark green triangle quilting since the thread I used was Aurifil’s celery green and I didn’t like how it looked. I knew it would involve time and burying threads and with so little time to sew these days, I wasn’t ready to commit to having to undo sewing. Well anyway, the quilt won. I unpicked and it looks so much better.
Do you ever struggle with whether to machine bind or hand bind? That was my next dilemma. I mean decision. I had decided to machine bind my utility quilts, and this quilt fell into that category. Last weekend was Memorial Day and I elected to leave my Featherweight machine at home for our trip to the cabin for long weekend. I pulled out the quilt and found it so relaxing to hand bind and finish the quilt. My utility quilt binding decision may be short lived. I was so rested afterwards and I had a finished quilt on hand!
So here’s the green beauty – which I’ve named Green Eggs and Ham. I pieced the backing together with some other cool fabric I found on sale. My husband likes the colors better on the back but likes the pattern on the front. I’m inclined to agree but the goal was a transparency affect. I’d pick different colors next time as green was so hard to get to match up and work together. Why is it not that way in nature?
I was able to leave it at the cabin since the plan is to use it for star gazing and cozying up under the cool night skies. I love it!