Boy Charm Quilt Finish

7-DSCN5690I’ve been working on this  f  o  r  e  v  e  r. And it’s a small quilt. Not really sure what took me so long other than it getting pushed to the side for various reasons.

Here is what I started with:2-DSCN5613Pieced and folded neatly:2-DSCN5743Close-up of the front:3-DSCN7103And back:1-DSCN7218I decided to quilt with a “boxy” type pattern. This is a case of too much quilting or the design took away from the pattern. 4-DSCN7196I had trouble with the binding that I talk about over here. It really stretched the edges. Good thing it is not going in a show. 2-DSCN7206It finishes at 36 inch square.

Not my favorite finish, but it is done and I’ve learned (and relearned) a couple of what not to do.

Still learning on the Journey, Jackie

  • Rebecca Ruch

    That quilting design is perfect for this quilt. I like stitching this one, but I have trouble finding a quilt that will support it. The quilt has to have a level of structure that I think this quilt has. I’ve used it on two quilts and I know I overdid it both times, but I love the finished quilts.

    • Jackie

      Rebecca,

      Thank you. Is it so hard to judge some times just how much quilting to do. Once you are done and can stand back it is easy to see, but then it is too late. 🙂

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Ann

    I know how you feel; I’m still working on a quilt that’s taken much too long. But yours looks so cheerful and will be well loved. The quilting pairs well with the design.

    • Jackie

      Thanks Ann,

      Some quilts require a lot of time to finish so it has time to tell you how to proceed. This is not one of those quilts. It just seemed to get lost in the pile.

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Mary Huey

    The edges might have rippled because the quilting design didn’t go all the way to the edges — I zigzag all the way around a quilt with my walking foot and a big stitch before adding binding to flatten the edges down — works most of the time!

    • Jackie

      Thanks Mary for stopping by. Sewing a heavy stitch and then ripping it all out stretched out the edgers the binding. What a mess. Live and learn. I started sewing the binding on while I long arm so the zig-zag won’t be an option on most, but that’s a really good idea.

      Jackie Berdych
      Sew Excited
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  • shirley tener

    Stopping by from Anything Goes Monday.. adorable