Hunt QAL #14. ALL DONE! My Hunt Quilt Along quilt is done, photographed and on my bed–a quilty miracle for sure.
With the binding, I was unsure of which direction to go for pretty much the entire time. After much auditioning, here is what I came up with.
An easy rule of thumb when you can’t decide on one binding is to go with all of them! This meant three fabrics in my case. I love that this satisfies all urges, and I think a scrappy binding suits many quilts nicely, especially this one. These choices are from Collection CF, Jetty and a Robert Kaufman gingham that might look black in the photo but is actually dark green. I love any gingham or grid in a binding, and the metallic adds just the right amount of sparkle.
I don’t know what my favorite part about this quilt is, but the hand quilting is definitely up there. For a bed quilt it is massively cozy, and from a design standpoint I like how the high contrast thread stands out when you look at it.
The overall rows of straight lines in different directions is a pleasing contrast to the circular motifs.
The backing is super scrappy, which you can see better in this post. Just like choosing multiple fabrics for the binding, scrappy backings are just as appealing. The snippet below is another Robert Kaufman gingham. It’s really soft, which is a great backing quality.
I’ve always considered this a two-sided quilt. I should get some shots of the other side too, but I’ll leave that for another day.
The fabrics for the blocks are scrappy, but the quilting thread is consistent throughout. I think this ties things together nicely.
The hand quilting makes it soft and cozy, and I’m really happy to have it finished.
Oh, one more thing! There’s a label! I’ve been way better lately at making and attaching labels to my quilts. I make a label (this one is definitely fancier than the usual ones I make) when making or attaching the binding. This way it’s ready to add after hand-stitching the binding. My labels include my name, the project name, project dates, contact info (if the quilt will be traveling), and the type of batting used. I’ve been all over the place with batting lately, and this helps me keep track.
Finished and in use!
I actually slept under it for the first time last night, and it was all kinds of special.
Quilting Thread: Sashiko thread from Upcycle Stitches