Quilt infatuation strikes again, and Ring Around the Rosy is finished! Wild thing had a friend over to spend the night last night and they stayed up late and woke up early. Which means I did too. Good thing I had a project while they played! Who am I kidding? We all know I would have happily sacrificed sleep to get this quilt done anyway. :)
Here is one thing I've noticed over my last several quilts- pieced backings can make basting more of a pain than it already is. Maybe it's because all of the seams leave lots of room for error? That's my best guess. And this back has lots of pieces. So many that I consider this quilt reversible.
Anyway, I did manage to finally get all of the wrinkles out of the backing and get it taped down. The rest was easy peasy. Even though I despise crawling around on the floor, my results are never as good if I baste other ways, so I guess I'll just continue to deal with it.
This morning I woke up and sprinted to the finish. I wasn't under any sort of deadline, and had no other reason than my complete adoration of these fabrics and this quilt! (that, and we were stuck at home for practically the whole day waiting for the washing machine repair guy)
The backing is a soft Tiffany blue with just a little monochromatic print- just a shade lighter than the blue in the fabric line; and the binding is Kona Tarragon. In retrospect, I may have chosen a more vibrant binding. Here's a close up of both (and the label). You can see the cute orange polkadot fabric I added to the backing in the label.
When photographing the quilt, I realized that the colors in the Marmalade fabric line are the exact colors of the old Pyrex primary bowls, and I couldn't resist bringing my set outside and putting them with the quilt. First the boots with the Western Kaleidoscope quilt, now this? This cheesiness has got to stop!
And here are a few more pictures because... did I mention that I love this quilt so much that I couldn't stop photographing it? By the way- the finished quilt measures 64 inches square, so it's a nice size for snuggling.
I decided to call it Ring Around the Rosy because of course, the fabric is just full of roses, and it is sewn in a spiral around the center square. As I mentioned in my last post, I am choosing to completely ignore the fact that this song is actually about the Plague (of course my husband pointed that out to me. Nice, honey.)
I am planning to sell this quilt, but it will have to go to someone who I know will love it as much as I do!