Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Q3 - Ikea ZOO finished
Time to tick something from my list! Yipee! Not only this Ikea ZOO quilt is on my Q3 list but I made it my July's goal as well. Nothing gets me motivated like a deadline.
It wasn't smooth ride though. I wanted to do some loose FMQ square on it but I only managed very small scale and I was not happy with it. So I needed something else. I draw quick sketch in paint to discuss with my quilting friend. She liked it and encouraged me to do it with white thread just like the drawing. I call it frames. There is less on the quilt but you get the idea.
I used masking tape to mark the frames. It has just the right width.
I added some bright green for the binding. As I wrote in previous post I leave the polar fleece on and trim off once the binding is on. That means you have to sew the binding on front. As I used machine binding for this one, it left line all around the quilt which I'm pretty fine with.
My regular quilt holder was not available so I asked my girl to take the pics. We took the quilt to near field of sunflowers. You can see they are almost gone. We had to go where the field begins. There were still some pretty ones. I must admit I'm not the best quilt holder as my girl was not giving me any instructions. It was rather me yelling "hurry up, do one more the wind is not blowing" :-)
I'm glad it is done. It is just small size 59x52". I do not have that feeling that this is the best quilt I have ever made but it will no longer bother me. The backing is pretty snuggly though. I don't even have a song name for this one. Or maybe: Animals by Martin Garrix. I assume you don't check the lyrics, LOL.
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