More than a year ago I helped my sister Polly start a quilt. She saw a quilt in a magazine that she liked and she wanted to make a similar quilt for her bed. Polly hadn't appliqued before this project but she picked a great, simple design to learn needle turn applique. Circles make such a great quilt.
We used dinner plates for the template. Polly collected fat quarters that go with her bedroom colors and a neutral background. I taught her a freezer paper method and she went to work. I think it turned out fabulously.
The quilt is huge. I forget the final dimensions but it is big enough to have a nice drop on the sides of her bed. It is going to be so pretty in Polly and Ken's room.
There was an issue with the quilting and the quilter had it for months. But the quilter fixed her problem and I really can't tell where the mistake occurred, thankfully. I think the circle design is beautiful mixed with the appliqued circles. The border is stunning and I love the deep rich golden color.
Polly and I have been so focused on getting the quilt to this point that we really hadn't discussed binding. My sister lives in southern Utah and I had the quilting done close to where I live. I picked up the quilt from the machine quilter and made a quick choice in binding fabric all on my own. I hope she likes it. It is brand new fabric out by BariJ called Vintage Fence. Chevrons are great and I think it will be an interesting binding. I cut the fabric strips and stitched the binding to the front of the quilt in preparation for Polly to pick it up when she is in town later this week. Even though it is hot summer I think she will enjoy hand stitching the binding to finish up her beautiful new bed covering. I am excited to see it on her bed the next time I visit.