01 December 2009

a finish

The top in the second layout, ready for basting. First attempt, using safety pins, resulted in too many crinkles on the back. Second attempt, backing taped to the living room floor and then pinned, worked well. I was a bit worried the glue of the tape would leave marks on the floor. It worked well, the pinning didn't take so long ; )

I used some off-white fleece for the back, also replacing the batting. This had been in my stash for a couple of years, after being recommended to me by an experienced quilter.


The quilting is just not-so-straight lines 1" - 1.5" apart:

I used some stripes for the binding, adding a bit of red with white dots when I ran out...


This 48" * 60" quilt is my warmest yet, thanks to the fleece backing. It will be a seasonal lap quilt to warm my body and soul, thinking about the friendly community of bloggers who both are generous enough to host and participate in a swap. So, I guess I have to put this one under the tree for me?

11 comments:

Lappestua said...

Nydelig teppe!

A Quilter Awakens said...

I just decided I need a seasonal lap quilt too. I like the idea of the fleece, but was it difficult to quilt? It looks good, so cheerful, too. Good job! Karmen

Mrs Moen said...

So beautiful, Marit! The quilts with fleece backings are the most popular ones around my house; so soft, warm and cuddly. It's definately the perfect gift for yourself, wrapped up or not:-)

paula, the quilter said...

Wow, Marit! That quilt is so bright and cheerful. I just finished several charity quilts with fleece backings and I, too, liked the snuggly factor.

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Den ble kjempefin!! Jeg har aldri prøvd flees på baksiden, men det er sikkert lurt til slumretepper. Fin lukkekant også!! AnneK:-)

Sarah said...

gorgeous quilt! i love the layout!

Leslie said...

what an amazing idea to use fleece....that is brilliant.

Exuberant Color said...

I love this quilt and I love not-so-straight qulting lines. That is how I do a lot of mine. This makes me want to pull out a lot my older red and green prints and mix them with some new ones.

MichelleB said...

It's darling! And looks so warm and cozy.

Katy said...

wonderful, Marit!!!! How was the quilting with the fleece? Did it move around much?

Shasta said...

This is beautiful. what a great finish!