To save my readers one more post about this quilt, I'm editing this older post of a few days ago to state my One Monthly Goal for April. My goal is to: cut the edges of this quilt, decide a binding width, find fabric for the binding, sew the binding to both the front and back of this quilt, and wash and dry it for a total finish.
From what I can tell so far, finding fabric for the binding may be the biggest obstacle to a finish.
Original post for finishing March's One Monthly Goal
The quilt's not finished but I met my One Monthly Goal for March. There were two parts to the goal.
- Quilt at least 12 squares. I had 32 to finish at the beginning of the month. Now I have 3 left to quilt. I quilted 29 squares in March.
- Quilt at least 12 stars. I had 2 finished when I stated my goal, with 22 stars left to quilt. All the stars are now quilted.
Hooray for a goal met even if it doesn't equal a finish. There's not too much left to do to finish this quilt: lots of sashing rectangles and those three blocks, then the binding. Maybe those will be April's goals.
There was the little problem with thread. (Yes, I did run out.) I bought a spool of Guterman 100% cotton in a similar color (it disappears like the other spool). While at the store I looked at a few other threads and I think the first spool I was using was rayon. Rayon isn't exactly a natural fiber but it's made from natural fibers (cellulose from trees, as I understand it), which means it would burn to ash just as cotton, linen, and wool do. Anyway, I'm hoping there isn't too great a difference in shrinkage in areas quilted with the different threads. I'm putting pins in the blocks and sashing quilted with cotton so I'll know.
Have you ever put a wide binding on a quilt? Perhaps ½" or 1"? If so, were you satisfied with it? I'm thinking of a slightly wider binding on this quilt from blue fabrics similar to those in the stars. Since the quilt has no border I thought a wider blue binding would be a good finish for the quilt.
I'm linking this post to One Monthly Goal - March Finish Link-up at Elm Street Quilts. Thank you for hosting, Patty.
Happy Easter to you and yours.