Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday finishes

I have a finish!  Yeah!!
This is the Magic 4 Patch made from Strawberry fields. I used 2 charm packs for this one, and it finished approx 60"x70".

I finished the FMQ..just did a flowery all over pattern..

The backing is actually an Amy Butler print I found on the 1/2 price wall !! Lucky me!

And check out the binding!!

I finally broke my pattern of boring bindings and added a dash of colour! 
I think one of the reasons I had trouble adding flashy binding is that I like to add borders, and find that a contrasting binding doesn't add much if there are a couple of borders. When I looked around at quilts that I liked with different binding, I realized that most of them didn't have a border, or had a plain white border, so I tried that! I am pretty happy with it!

 Good to have one finished !! Now go over to TGIFF at Quit Matters.


16 comments:

  1. I really love that line, so fresh, just like a strawberry field. I like those flowers quilted in, actually echoes the strawberry flowers. AND yeah!! a dotty binding.

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  2. Very pretty Flo.....I love the softness of the quilt...great color.

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  3. love that binding.... great finish ... don't forget your label
    in stitches

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  4. Love that fabric collection. And love your quilt!
    I used to do boring bindings all the time. Now I'm much bolder with my color selections. Love the DOTS on this one!

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  5. That's so pretty! Your quilting just totally rocks - and the binding choice is terrific : ) Anything else would pale in comparison.
    Are you coming Monday night to watch the Stitch movie at guild?
    ~Monika

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  6. Looking good! Love the binding also, lucky you to find Amy Butler on sale, perfect for this quilt.

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  7. very pretty. I love the binding!

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  8. Oh, that's beautiful, Flo! Great colour and fabric choices, especially that binding. It's fun to try something new, eh? Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  9. pretty colours - love that spot for the binding!

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  10. This is wonderful I love the colours and your quilting is fab!

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  11. Never heard of the magic four patch. Will have to check that out. Love the quilt!! The binding really works well =D

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  12. Just lovely! The white border and red binding are perfect!

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  13. it looks terrific! Awesome binding. Yeah, sometimes I want binding to pop out, others, to frame and act as a final border, others to blend in with the last border already there. It's an art all of its own, isn't it?

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