Postcard Quilt Final Reveal – It’s Done!
My beautiful, lovely Postcard quilt has been finished for a little while. First you saw it as a flimsy for Sandra’s Postcard parade on April 18th. Next, there was a sneak peek of the quilting as it was shared with us from Corner to Corner.
You also found out that we won a fabulous prize from Stitch Stash Diva – we could pick out a backing and binding for Postcard or select $75 worth of fabrics.
Finally, we shared that we were sewing on the binding and that it was completely sewn on. I chose dark green because I have dark green blinds, but really no one will ever look at the binding!
But NO final pictures. There was a reason for that. I wasn’t ready! Who would have ever thought it would go together that quickly? I had to get a new bed ruffle – the one I have does NOT match. I had to make two pillow shams – my old ones would not do and I can’t go without. (My inspiration, Shannon, set a high bar for me!)
Revealing Postcard Reveal
So, I ordered a new bed ruffle from Bed, Bath and Beyond. White eyelet that will match my curtains. More HSTs were made and arranged for two pillow shams – no binding on them and no ruffles. Here are a few details about the quilt:
- Queen size – 88″ x 93″
- Kona solids in 36 different colors on the top
- Cortez in 104″ wide was used as backing
- Glide Warm Grey 6 used for quilting
- Aurifil 50wt for piecing
- Quilting pattern used was Scribble
Pillow Sham Details
I needed two pillow shams to finish off the great looking quilt. I’m not a fussy, ruffles type person, so just HSTs were needed with an zipper back. Here’s a look at the zipper going in. You know, it’s been ages since I put in a zipper but all my Home Ec experience came right back in a flash. I even found my zipper foot after checking the manual to make sure I had the right one! The leftover fabric backing from the quilt was used.
When I took the picture of the finished shams, I realized I had made a huge mistake. It is obvious in the little photo above. I forgot to quilt them. Really. How does that happen? I got carried away in the process. Before you know it they were all sewn together without the quilting step. I’m not pulling them apart, but there may be new shams sometime in the distant future. I really can’t stand looking at them, but oh well. Sherry at Powered By Quilting listened to my meltdown and offered a fabulous solution . . . so all may be well. More later!
Here’s a good look at the quilting and the backing – can you see why it’s called Cortez? The geometrical pattern on it is fabulous and it is peach colored.
And at long last here is a shot of Postcard at home, on my bed, where it will live for many years to come. It’s a dream come true!
I have ordered some eyelet white pillow shams to put underneath the Postcard shams. The hope is that these may distract me from the colorful shams for now. Thank you again, Sandra and Helen, for hosting the quilt along! I’m so glad it was a smashing success. ~smile~
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