Monday, February 9, 2009

Spring Spirit

I promised a picture of the Spring Spirit quilt top, so here it is:

It's done! The top, that is. Obviously there is much more work to be done, not the least of which is quilting it. There are no borders on this one. The squares go all the way out to the edges with just a narrow binding. The pattern in the magazine showed a white binding which looks very nice and that is what I am leaning towards, but I have not decided for sure yet. I do know I want/need to do a pieced backing. I don't have enough of any one coordinating fabric in my stash to do a solid backing, and besides, I like the idea of making the back just as interesting as the front. I'm pretty sure the yellow cat print will be featured prominently. After all, this quilt is for the Princess and that's her favorite fabric.

I started the next version of BWOF 11-2008-104 last night. I'm using tan moleskin and so far it looks great! I decided to add decorative top-stitiching to this one and so far I'm really liking the look. Stay tuned for pics and an update soon!


Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon,
Your quilt is lovely! I love the colors. If I might give a little advice, don't do a white binding. It will get sooooooo dirty! I have a wonderful purple/white quilt that my grandmother gave me. She used a white binding, it isn't white any more.

I can't wait to see the moleskin skirt. The blue one is great!


Chris said...

Love the quilt and I agree a white binding might not be the best choice if this quilt will get a lot of use. In scrappy quilts like this I like to piece my binding with the left over fabric if the lengths are long enough.

Lynn said...

So fun!! How are you going to quilt it--i.e. stitch in ditch, tie, free-motion, etc?

Shannon said...

We in exile must stick together.... and we make the rules for our reading group. I envisioned myself picking up a Louis L'Amour book, but Linda Lael Miller would probably be more fun.

Love, love, love the quilt! You are my kind of quilter it seems. I love the brights! I think white binding would look great, but for utility sake you might want to use another color.

Julia said...

That quilt is so pretty. I really love the colors. I would love to see the back when you finish it.
Can't wait to see the skirt.

angie.a said...

LOVE this. It looks so colorful and summery.