Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hand Print Quilt Completed!

hand print solids pieced binding
Handprint Quilt for my Daughter's Teacher
 This quilt is a record breaker I'm sure. I knew I needed to move quickly on this and fortunately it all worked out.

Quilt Sandwich
Yesterday I sewed all the blocks together into the quilt top. The bottom was already done. I layered the top, batting, and bottom into a quilt sandwich and pinned the layers together. 

After laying out my scraps for a pieced binding, I liked it enough to go ahead and make the binding. 

Next I needed some new thread for the free motion quilting. I decided to go bold with a variegated thread of bright blue, green, pink and yellow. 

After dinner, I was able to free motion quilt the whole quilt and then sew on the binding.

The final steps were to hand sew the binding to the back and apply a quilt label. The label isn't pictured.
handprint, pieced back
Quilt back

I estimated the fabric yardage for this project perfectly.  I used almost every scrap between the binding and the back.  The finished quilt size is 48" x 60".

I used less than the 2 yards of white Kona, but was glad to have extra in case of hand print mistakes.
2 yards of school themed print
1 1/4 yard of bright green
1 yard of bright blue
1/2 yard of green
1/2 yard of blue
1/4 yard of pink
1/4 yard of orange

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this! It's wonderful!!! And, it's finished in time for you to enjoy gifting it!!