The Morning Coffee and Cream Quilt I made for my sister is finished and has been delivered. It was so much fun to deliver it in person a couple weeks ago when I was on vacation in Arizona. The first leg of the journey was in Sedona, and part two was at the glorious Grand Canyon. I gave the quilt to my sister at our condo in Sedona where she first photographed it.
Then we had to take full advantage of the beauty of Sedona as a backdrop for the quilt.
And a full shot of the quilt back:
The quilt was from a kit that my sister purchased through Annie’s Catalog. When I first started quilting, I thought kits were total cheats as I thought they came with the fabric all cut into squares and ready to sew. So NOT the case! What this kit came with was the quilt pattern, six half-yard cuts of coordinating fabric from Benartex’ Burlap and Lace Collection, and a 1/4 yard of black fabric for a flanged binding which I decided not to use. I did an online search and found more of one of the prints in the quilt top to use for the binding. For the back, I also found more of the tile panel fabric online at an obscure quilt store which I cut into 5 1/2 squares (as I did on the quilt top) and then sewed them together with grey and black fabric from my stash. Peggy Lopez O’Neil’s longarm quilting in cream thread brought it altogether.
I used a decorative stitch to sew down my binding on the front, and I have to say this binding feels secure. I didn’t feel nearly as nervous when I washed it as I have with my previous quilts! This is my first finish for my Finish-Along 2015-4th Quarter Goals.