The binding went remarkably smoothly, owing to my little Accuquilt Go Baby machine which cut beautiful straight strips for me. So, here's the finished quilt (I need a drum roll or something).
Here's the back. Choosing a nice patterned material disguises any wobbly stitching lines.
So, what have I learnt from this project?
- I don't like rotary cutting, which is a real skill. If you don't cut accurately, you can't sew accurately. This may well curtail any thoughts I had about attempting other quilts
- I would not want to attempt to quilt anything bigger than this quilt myself. (It is about 32 inches square)
- I like using the Accuquilt cutting machine
- I enjoyed making and sewing the binding on
- I still like the materials used in this quilt
- I am not a perfectionist, which is a slight disadvantage with quilt making. I am much more of the 'oh, that'll do' school of sewing
- I may attempt another quilt one day, using strips, but won't be quilting it myself, unless it is by hand
The biggest positive is that I am proud of myself for completing this project, my first patchwork quilt, and on the whole, I am pleased with the end result.