I finally finished this quilt! I had the quilt top done about a month ago, but didn’t quilt it until early March, and finally buckled down last Sunday and binded it. For my next quilt I’m going to treat myself and bring it in to have someone else finish it 🙂
The fabric collection I used is called ‘Meadowsweet 2’ by Sandi Henderson. I was drooling over the fabric collection last February in one of fabric-hoarding posts. Although I mentioned in my last post that my favorite batting is by The Warm Company (Warm &White, and Soft & Bright), I admit I used ‘Soft N Crafty low-loft batting’ for this particular quilt. It was all they had left and I was desperate! Though it looks okay in the pictures, I wouldn’t use it again. It was hard to work with and I got a lot of uneven bunching. After that experience, the very next day I ordered myself a jumbo roll of Warm & White batting – 40 yards all to myself! >:-)
Here’s how the back looks. Instead of buying 3 yards to cover the back (which can get expensive at $10.50/yd), I compromised. I bought 1 yard of printed fabric and cut it in half lengthwise to make the middle strip, and then I used white muslin for the sides (which is usually $4-5/yd).
This is a great quilt for displaying your favorite fabrics! You can find the pattern for the New Wave Quilt here, by Oh, Fransson!