Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Finished Jewel Box Quilt

My house has been in an uproar for the past month, plus the little girl is sleeping less in the morning than she used to. These things lead to a reduced amount of sewing time for me. So, even though I feel like I should have been able to finish quilting and binding the Jewel Box Quilt a month ago - well you know what they say about even the best laid plans...

So here it is!
Finished "Jewel Box" Quilt, 60" X 60"

 I took a short cut at the end that I never thought I would. I wanted to use the backing fabric for binding the quilt rather than solid using solid black, but I had used up all of my yardage for the backing.

Michael Miller's Apothecary Bottles

I used a trick I had come across on Pinterest (big shocker, I know). I pulled the backing up and folded it over to make the quilt binding. (Instructional Here)

It's a quick finish, but not as clean as I would typically prefer. This quilt has gone from almost being a donation item, to a UFO, to taking pride of place on the family room couch. Though, Hubby complains its not big enough and I told him he need to learn how to make himself one that is big enough.

Have you started a project hating it and end up loving it? 

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