Friday, January 20, 2012

A Charity Quilt finish.


After about a week, I finally got this quilt outside for some photos. They still aren't the best, I need to rig something to hang these finished on! Another thing for the 'honey-do' list. But here it is, my finished Sliced Coins Charity quilt.


I've been wanting to make this one for a while. I got some of these yellow/gray/black fat quarters during a fat quarter swap. They are really cool, but not my usual style. So I decided it would become a charity quilt.

When Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy announced her sliced coins quilt along I thought these would be perfect for it. Although at the time I think I had too many projects going on so it got put to the side for later.




One modification I had to make was that I didn't have enough gray sashing for the top and bottom. I set aside that gray months ago and I guess it wasn't the full measurement needed? And really, this quilt is 66" by 62" so it's already pretty large. I didn't want to run the risk of trying to figure out which grey it was and having the dye lots match.


The back is made up of scraps and a different grey I had lying around.


And I did the binding by machine again. I'm really loving this method. When you sew it down like this, you can feel where the binding is sewn down on the opposite side. You can use that to line everything up and make sure the front looks as good as the back! I used my Aurifil thread this time and I didn't get any jumping on my zig zags like I did here. That was definitely a thread/machine compatibility issue.


This quilt is off to Project Linus.

Quilt Stats:
Size: 66" x 62"
Pattern: Sliced Coins
Fabrics: various stash fabrics, Kona med grey (?)
Quilted: by me
Finished: 1/12/12



13 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, love how that turned out! Sure the person who receives it will really appreciate it :o)

Katie B. said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I love the yellow/gray combo. I know it will make the recipient very happy!

Gina said...

I love that color combo too! Congrats on getting it finished!

Lee said...

Beautiful! Love the colors.

Jessica said...

Great quilt Becky! Love the grey and yellow, it will make its new recipients quite happy, I'm sure :-)

Marci Girl said...

Beautiful! So glad the zig-zag issue was a thread one! Simple enough!

Jacey said...

It's lovely! And I'm no expert, but the solid looks like Kona Medium Gray (or grey, if you like) to me. It's a beautiful quilt!

**nicke... said...

i love it so much! the colors are beautiful and i love the zig zag binding. it is going to be very loved!

felicity said...

gorgeous finish!

Susanne said...

Love these colors!! Another beautiful finish!!

Emma said...

The fabrics you've used are lovely! What a great way to add a little more to the binding. Thanks for the idea!

Hollie said...

oooh! It's so pretty Becky! I love the color combo.

Kitschy Coo said...

I love grey and yellow together, what a gorgeous quilt!

PS. I've looked into the problems you mention about threaded comments and have updated my post with what I found, thanks for the heads-up :)

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