Yeah! Another finish for 2012. This is my Bust Yo Scraps quilt. It is a charity quilt for Down Syndrome Support Network (DSSN) in my area. Tickets will be sold with other basket items on March 17th. I hope they have a great turnout for their inclusion conference that day.
The quilt measures 41" x 56". It is the first time I tried a hand-sewn binding. It took a little over SEVEN hours for this little binding. (I'm not much for hand sewing!) But, it does look nice. My FMQ is improving with practice. This was a great place to practice stippling. On the spots where there was too big of a gap with the stippling (like in the solid yellow or orange) I went in and did a little "inner stipple" and it looks great. You can see the gaps in the photo, but they have been fixed. There's NO puckering!!! This is also the first time I tried Leah Day's suggestion to make the border an inch bigger and not to FMQ to the edge. It worked like a charm. I'm very happy with this finish! This back was fun. It just seems so modern for me!