Friday, January 23, 2009

First Finish of the Year?

OK, so maybe not quite, but the top is finished. I had the house to myself last night, and again today for my day off, and I've been sewing like crazy. And finally, I present 4OT:

It is so big that it almost touched the ground when I hung it on the line. And yes, it's very sunny out, hence the glowy appearance.

I found the quilt fairly easy to put together; my only problem was that the small star blocks were a tad smaller than the alternate blocks, which meant a bit of a rejig of the "1/4" inch seams. All the points and intersections have worked out perfectly though. My only worry is the star points along the border; some might disappear once I bind the quilt...
What I need now is an opinion; what colour backing should I go for? I'd like to quilt it with a neutral coloured thread, but I'm not sure if that should influence the backing. Basically it needs to be one of the fabrics from the front, but which one?

10 comments:

Lynda said...

Absolutely beautiful Kate. I bought this pattern late last year and will get to it this year (I hope, I hope).

Carol said...

Kate it is just beautiful...that one is on my list for this year. I'd use a light backing that had all the colors in it. You can't go wrong with anything you choose.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I really like the dark reds in the quilt. If it were mine, I would probably try one of them as the binding. Then again, you could always try some Prairie Points and see how they look. It's funny but I always find the binding choice to be one of the most difficult parts. sigh. I am newly returned to quilting so be forewarned! lol It is a stunning quilt!!

Ginger Patches said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful! I love Miss Rosie's patterns. I don't think you can go wrong with any of those fabrics as your back, just pick one you love. Are you quilting it yourself? I just match bobbin thread to the back and the top thread to the top and then it all matches fine :)

Cybele's patch said...

Your top is beautiful. You can't go wrong with any of the used colors though I agree with Kate and would go for red.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a great first finish! The first thing that I thought for the backing would be blue. Look forward to the hoice you make!
Have a nice weekend!

Violet said...

It's beautyfull, just pick out any of the fabrics you like, because they are all wonderfull.
I've a jellyroll of Portobello Market (that I fondle a lot), and am in love with your quilt, and I'm now thinking of buying more FQ's...
Decissions, deccisions...
;o)

Teresa Porter said...

Ok Kate...

How in the world do you get all of this quilting done, AND get a phD ?? What are you putting in your coffee? and can I have some of that?

Teresa

Chookyblue...... said...

what a nice quilt........for backing I would use something like the browns around the edges........

Chookyblue...... said...

nice quilt.......I would use a brown like around the edge of the quilt...........