This finished quilt measures 36.5” square. I am really happy with how it turned out.
The Kona celery sashing is a buttery-green color.
The back is simply Kona ash. I used gray thread from Connecting Threads for the quilting on the front and back.
I really like the look of stippling. This is one of the last quilts I finished before my husband modified my sewing table, so I am ready to try some new fmq designs.
Do you machine bind or hand sew your binding? I am so impatient that I nearly always machine bind everything. The first couple bindings were pretty poor looking, but practice really has improved my ability to match up the zig-zag on the front and back. There is only this one little hiccup where the black thread shows a little bit on the backing.
I cut my binding 2.75” wide instead of the regular 2.5”. I attach the binding to the back and then stitch it down with a zig-zag to the front. I don’t use pins or Clover clips to hold it down. I simply feed it through my machine matching up the needle with the first binding seam. It’s easy to get arcs if you are pulling on the binding, but as long as you don’t manipulate it too much, the zig-zag will be pretty smooth. I think cutting the binding a little bigger reduces the need to pull on the binding. The entire rest of the binding looks perfect like the photo above.