Yes, my local round robin quilt is quilted and bound! I have no idea what to call it, but it is done, and I love it.
Ten pairs of hands worked to make this as part of my local sewing group’s round robin. I made the centre; Carol, Sharon, Trena, Denise, Elgar, Deidre, Nikki and Gail sewed the borders; and Donna finished it off with her professional long-arm quilting. It was a real team effort.
The back of the quilt is a 108-inch wide-back text print, which I bought from Massdrop, and I bound it in a bright multicoloured print, the same print I used in the puppy humidicrib quilt.
Name ideas, anyone? I have no idea what to call it.
I also finally stopped procrastinating and finished the binding on my big blue quilt.
I was completely in love with this quilt – front and back – until it came time to choose a binding fabric. I wanted a rich blue fabric like the outside edges of the front, to create an edgeless feel like that of an infinity swimming pool, but everything I tried in those shades looked weird with the more muted blues of the back. In the end, the Japanese indigo with flecks of light blue seemed like a good compromise, but I was obviously not in love with it as the half-finished binding has sat neglected for months.
Maybe, one day, if I see the perfect fabric that will work, I will pull it all off and redo it, but I cannot think what that fabric might look like. In the meantime, finished is better than perfect. The strange thing is that now I see it in the photos, I like how the dark binding looks.
These photos were taken earlier today, the day after the winter solstice, almost the shortest day of the year and what we call winter.