Monday afternoon finish – 2014.02.10

My entry for the Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Basics challenge is finished.  It’s 36 x 36 inches.  I added several other solids to the challenge fabrics.

After drawing several sketches of circles, I settled on a design with 3 sections of concentric circles of varying diameters.  I drew the full-size pattern on freezer paper, then cut each template out and pressed it to the back of the fabric.  I used 2 techniques to join the pieces – some of the seams have raw edges covered with bias tape, and some of the seam allowances were pressed over the freezer paper template then top-stitched over the adjacent piece.

I pieced the back with 3 sections that align with the front sections.  I quilted each section with straight lines about 1 inch apart.  I used a medium gray thread on the front, and matched the bobbin thread to the back fabrics.

I love the look of solid black binding, but always forget that it’s challenging to work with.  (I guess I need a pair of those spectacles with built in lights!)  I also forget how solid black backing picks up tiny bits of batting fluff.  Anyway, I persevered, and I love the result.  (As you can see, there is no sleeve or label – yet – so it will be added to the pile of quilts that are waiting for the boring finishing touches.

TerryAske-front  TerryAske-back


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2 Responses to Monday afternoon finish – 2014.02.10

  1. Carole says:

    This piece is beautiful. I’ve been threatening to get a headlamp to use when binding, especially when working with black on black.
    Carole, from Fresh off the Frame

  2. Christa says:

    I really like this one a lot. It’s very modern and the design is just wonderful. Great job on the quilting, too!

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