Cordelia’s Garden Quilt Finished

cordelia's garden quilt

I love when your vision for a quilt finally comes together.  When you are cutting you get an idea, but until you start piecing you can’t always be sure.  The anticipation is fun.

late night sewing

This is how I spent my Friday night.  Pressing, pinning and piecing the rows together to form all 12 blocks needed for the quilt.  It was a pretty perfect evening at home.  Getting a row together was very satisfying.  One row became two, then three, and finally row four.  Whoa!  This quilt is bigger than the normal baby size I do.  Room to grow for the kid?  Sure.

corderlia's garden quilt top

This pale gray with white circles may be my new favorite background fabric.  I want to order a bolt to have on hand.

For quilting I wanted something different so I opted to try some free motion quilting.  The effort and motivation was there.  My practice and technique, not as much.  The back was terrible and I wasn’t happy.  I ripped out the quilting and went with a more square and rectangle free motion quilting.  The back isn’t as perfect as I would prefer, but it’s much better than circular free motion results.

cordelia's garden quilt

I’m enjoying the purple binding.  The mint may have been too much.  Looks good on the back though.

back of cordelia's garden quilt

Now to add the finishing touches and send off to the new arrival.

Notes:  This was my first time working with American Made Brand solids.  Some people are not big fans of the solids.  I had some reservations

Cordelia’s Garden Quilt