I am quite pleased with the finished quilt, though I would have preferred no binding, but as the quilting stitch was so close to the edge it would have been tricky.
I'm glad I chose a patterned reverse,
(inspired by Marys quilt I think)
I was going to use white, but now I have two quilts in one.
Oh heavenly machine quilting, this was my first go with the machine, I like the way it gives a more professional finish. As I sat down to begin it dawned on me that it would turn out a stars and stripes quilt, much to the amusement of the old man. Such excitement!
It is a quilt to keep our toes warm in the winter, so during the summer I might use it elsewhere, which is another bonus for using a beachy style stripe that seems to go with the rest of the house.
Now maybe I can get on with making some hearts to sell at last!!
ps. for the inspiration and progress of this quilt click on the label patchwork.