As I explained last week, my plan to sew one humidicrib cover each month in 2018 is being cut short, and this one will be my last.
I made the top and quilted it a few months ago, and then I decided to try a piped, peeper or flange binding. It was my first such experiment. I used a technique for a machine-sewn binding, but I do not like the backs of my quilts looking messy, so I finished it by hand. Anything that can be sewn by machine can be sewn by hand, right? Yes, but it was awkward, bulky and fiddly, and I was not having fun, so I procrastinated.
I like the two-tone look, but I will try a different technique next time to try to find a method that is more hand-sewing friendly.
For once, I did not struggle with ideas for how to quilt something.
The strawberry idea was one of those I-need-to-make-it-now moments after I saw Susan’s strawberry block on Instagram. It is an easy grid-based block that needs no pattern. I simplified the piecing on my version and made it so that each square finishes at 2 inches. Each strawberry is 14 by 10 inches.
I think I have ended my humidicrib quilt phase on a high!