Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A work in progress

I'm making slow progress on Hubby's birthday quilt (which was a surprise until I called it "your birthday present" to him!)

It's hand pieced squares, and I know I could finish it much quicker on the machine - but would this be a good idea? Would the machined piecing be "tighter" and cause problems?

I also have no clue what to back or bind it with - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

This is my only work in progress at the minute - everything else just exists in my head. I'm linking this up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday to try to keep me motivated and on track.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. hey. I think you're dead brave hand piecing this. It looks good though. How about a nice check or tartany fabric for this binding? I've seen some lively examples recently. and a wild fabric for the back as the front is so geometric, although it would depend on hubby's taste. My other half looks at me as if I'd grown a second head when I ask him if he'd like me to make him a quilt ;)

  2. It looks gorgeous so far. Definitely go with a print for the binding/backing... I like Moira's suggestion of checks. Something manly.


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