It turned out to be a beauty, didn't it? I know I say this all the time, but I love this quilt! So much went into it and there are several fabrics that I really loved in it.
Some of you may remember that this was my major project for the rainbow scrap challenge last year. I made 2 blocks a month and then made the "odd man out," which is the block there in the upper left which was constructed in reversed colors. I think that's my favorite block!
|How do people get their quilts to drape so nicely? Mine is uncooperative!|
This took forever mainly because I took forever to stitch that binding. I finally decided on what to use for the binding and cut it, then weeks later finally stitched it to the front of the quilt. Where it stayed for months while I procrastinated stitching it to the back. I'm sure I'm the only one who's ever done that. What is wrong with me? Anyway, I finally just sucked it up, sweated a little, and stitched down that binding.
The back is a Timeless Treasures wide back print in pale gray and white, which I washed before using it. It barely shrunk, which was great, but it wrinkled like crazy. I guess there was a LOT of sizing in it to begin with. After a good press with some Magic Sizing (97 cents a can--just sayin') it worked great!
|I swear it's square, just stuck in the grass!|
Odd Fellow's Gathering was quilted in white thread in a design called "wind swirls" by my trusted long armer Diane. I could not be happier with this quilt!
I took the quilt to the formal gardens to photograph and I love the way the pictures turned out. Of course, I had to shoo away this interloper:
I guess he just knew a great quilt and wanted his piece of it!
That's my great finish for this week! Hope all of your sewing is going well. Have a great weekend, everyone!
|A quilt adds to any setting, doesn't it?|
(Interested in making your own Odd Fellow's quilt? I have a block tutorial HERE.)
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finish it up Friday, and also with Angela at soscrappy for RSC15.