Friday, March 23, 2012

Eva Package Quilt Finished

Last week I picked up my Eva Package Quilt that I had 4/5 of the way machine quilted.  I decided that it was high time I finished quilting it and marked complete.
I finally finished the quilting one evening last week and prepped the binding the following night.  I wrapped it around an empty spool of thread that I had just emptied while finishing the quilting to bring with me to retreat. 

While at retreat, I machine stitched the binding to the top and after dinner and a couple of margaritas the first night, I decided it would probably be best if I didn't try to stitch a straight line or use my rotary cutter.  I ended up hand sewing about 3 feet of binding that night while chatting with everyone.  The rest of the binding was finished last night.
I brought the quilt to the park this morning on my way to work and took a few pictures of the finished quilt.  I love how it came out and can't believe I waited this long to finish it.
I love the way the early morning sunrise hits the quilt in this photo and just makes the quilt glow. 
Here's the back.  Normally I like my backs to be all one fabric, but I wanted to use what fabric I had on hand, so I added the pink stripe to the purple for this back.  I love simple backings.  I added a label on the bottom right corner. 
Here's a closeup of the back and binding.  My quilting is FAR from perfect, but that doesn't keep me from enjoying the quilt. I got the inspiration for this quilting design from Judi at Green Fairy Quilts here.
And here's the front with the binding.


  1. Great idea to wrap the binding around the empty spool! The quilt and quilting is great too!

  2. I just finished up a quilt top using this fabric! I love that pattern, it works so well with this fabric!

  3. I think the quilting is fantastic:) Beautiful quilt!

  4. Love your quilting and the quilt itself. Congrats on a beautiful finish.

  5. This is a beautiful quilt. Photographing it in the park really brought out the colors. Love it!

  6. Your quilting is very cool - I love the way the swirls contrast the straight shapes - super job!

  7. Such a pretty quilt and I love the quilting.

  8. i agree with all the experts: the quilting is GREAT!!! if i quilted, i'd send my quilts off to you to get quilted! hurrah! done! fabulous!!