Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Miami Vice {A finished quilt}

I checked back to see when I started this quilt, it looks to me like I pieced the top in March 2013. Yikes!

It has been sitting in a cupboard, all folded up, in a quilt sandwich since sometime in 2013. I think what happened is that I started quilting it in straight lines with some variegated thread, and wasn't that thrilled with either the thread, or my not-so-straight lines.

Fast-forward a couple of years (we won't count exactly how many) and I am way less of a perfectionist. Now, I am satisfied with just getting things finished.

I'm actually really pleased with how it looks. It's been a while since I worked with solids and I like the effectiveness of the simple piecing. I used Oakshott shot cottons - I'm pretty sure I bought a bundle of F8s. The Anna Maria Horner fabric on the back is perfect, and so too is the much more recent Carolyn Friedlander Doe fabric I used for the binding.

The variegated thread is really silky, so my machine loved it. It gives quite a subtle effect - you really have to be looking to notice it. Goodness, why did it take me so long to figure all that out?

1 comment:

  1. We seem to be in sync with wanting to blog and with pulling out really old WIPs this year! I think this is a great finish. Well done! And I’m also with you about being less of a perfectionist and more about done, especially with old projects!! You should see the quilting I just did on my 4 yr old valentines quilt. It’s awful! But done. :)