My hands are happy to say that I finished hand binding the queen size Night Garden quilt and it is complete!
A 90″ wide by 100″ tall quilt was much, much larger than my husband could reasonably hold up. Some friends stopped by at the end of last week, and I was musing about what I could do to hold up the quilt. We were out in the hangar, and our friend spied my husband’s portable gantry, “Just hang it off of that.” Well, a quick measure showed that it should fit. We have some very strong rare earth magnets that we wrapped in painter’s tape and they were more than strong enough to hold the quilt up. I was impressed and what a great solution! I even like the industrial look of the gantry.
The back of the quilt is a Kona Cotton widebacking in Navy. With the Dissent quilting motif that I selected and Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting used, it makes a really beautiful two sided quilt.
I find the quilting pattern to be pretty mesmerizing and I love the way the pattern interlocks with itself.
Melissa used a gray thread for the quilting, which honestly blends in really well with the two color quilt top. I think that the Dissent motif echoes a lot of the circular and pointy pieced elements of the quilt top in a fun way. I love how the quilt came together and I can’t wait for my sister- and brother-in-law to receive it and start using it on their bed!
Don’t forget that Melissa is offering 15% off to anyone who mentions me (Yvonne Fuchs or Quilting Jetgirl) when you contact her about her longarming services. Her 15% off offer is valid through the end of April 2023.