The red Buckeye Beauty quilt is finished, finally. (I made the first blocks in spring, 2016.) It's nothing to shout about but I hope it will keep some child warm and cozy on a winter day.
The batting in this quilt is strips of Mountain Mist 80 cotton/20 poly, leftover from a previous quilt, stitched together by machine to create a whole bat. The backing is Judie Rothermel's Vining Flowers (0889) in her Journey to America collection. The colors in real life is somewhat muted compared to those at right. For the binding I used fabric from a shirt in a slightly darker shade than the border and back.
The blocks finish at 6" and I added a 5" border all around.
Before quilting it measured 45 3/4" x 51 3/4".
After washing and drying it measures 43" x 48 3/4".
I quilted with DMC Perle Cotton size 12 and used almost a whole, small spool. I loved quilting with this (as compared to the larger size perle cotton). I don't necessarily like big stitches on a quilt (I think they somehow cheapen a quilt or make it look mass produced) but I might be tempted to use them again on a quilt I want to finish quickly. (Click the photo to enlarge for detail.)
It was a windy day today. (Autumn is coming!)
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