With the 4 x 4 pink, gray, and white blocks completed, this quilt went together quickly, and the solid gray offered a good place for some fun quilting.
It’s all from stash, and a lot of 2 1/2″ scraps from many previous projects that were fun to revisit. I made the blocks back in December or January when I was unfocused and needed some mindless piecing to keep me moving forward.
I knew the fuscia hand dyed fabric was the right design choice for the binding, but I was pretty nervous about it bleeding, even though it had been prewashed. I used three Color Catchers when I washed it, but didn’t have a bit of bleeding, so that was a relief. (Reused those C C s later to prewash newly arrived fabric, and they picked up some dye there.) It’s actually two different pieces of hand dye, but we won’t tell, will we? This binding was a lot easier to photograph than the one on my last quilt, so I took photos as I did it for the machine binding tutorial.
This quilt has no current destination. I wanted, for once, to have a quilt ready made for the next quilt drive or disaster, so now I do.
I’m linking up to Finish It Up Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts. (Check this out, I’ve met a lot of fun people over there!)
March 22, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Love pink and grey together! Well done on the quilting, it looks beautiful. Isn’t it great to have something done and waiting for a purpose? I love having quilts on hand and ready for when a need arises.
March 22, 2013 at 10:59 AM
It looks great! Love the pink thread you used in some of the quilting.
March 22, 2013 at 10:59 AM
That’s a good plan, to have one ready on hand. It’s really special, Valerie!
March 22, 2013 at 11:05 AM
That turned out so pretty. I keep meaning to get ahead like that, but I always am working on deadlines. Good plan, Valerie!
March 22, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Lovely quilt – very calming! I love the fabric you used on the back. I have never used hand-dyed fabric because I have always been afraid it bleed all over everything else. Nice to know that isn’t always the case, sometimes the store bought stuff bleeds even more. I love color catchers! Great Finish!
March 22, 2013 at 4:10 PM
Pink and gray! So lovely. Is the pinky-variegated print on the back also a hand-dye? There is rumbling about a dyeing workshop at my quilt guild, so I’m starting to perk up at any mention of hand-dyeds and how they perform. I’m so glad to read your binding didn’t bleed.
March 22, 2013 at 7:05 PM
Valerie, I may have told you on Twitter, but I love the FMQ on the plain blocks! You sure give a girl ideas!
March 23, 2013 at 10:49 AM
I love your color combo. Very nice finish!
March 24, 2013 at 12:07 AM
I love the color combination, and what a great idea to have a quilt ready for the next “what if.” I often have stash ready for donation, but not finished quilts. I like your idea.
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March 26, 2013 at 9:40 PM
Beautiful quilt and gorgeous photos, Valerie!
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