Monday, March 12, 2012

Swimming Sisters Finished

I finished the Swimming Sisters wonky star quilt! I used orange for the binding and a little bit of aqua too. I was inspired by this quilt and this quilt! I cut the binding strips 2 1/2 in. instead of my usual 2 1/4 in. just too see if I like it a bit thicker. It's okay but I think I'll stick with a thinner binding.

It is smallish but still big enough to snuggle under.

I used a vintage sheet for the back. I thought the colors went pretty well together.

I don't have much to say today, so I'll just throw in a couple more pictures for the heck of it.

and another. Have a great day!

Linking up with {sew} modern monday @ Canoe Ridge Creations and Manic Monday @ Sew Happy Geek and Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday!

25 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh, I love it love it love it! You know I love how you did the contrasting bit of binding :) and I keep finding myself really drawn to wonky star quilts. This one is beautiful!

Carla said...

Happy Monday Erin. The quilt is lovely and I love the orange induing : ) Have a fantastic week.

Cindy said...

Delightful! Some girl would be very happy to snuggle under that one.

Lisa Ann said...

So cute! What a fun little quilt!

Annaliese said...

lovey finish!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

So so pretty! I love the pop of aqua in the border!

Jennie said...

What a pretty little finish - good job. I'll have to try 2 1/4" binding. 2 1/2 is a bit too thick, isn't it? Just never thought to cut the strips smaller.

Heather D. said...

Very nice. I'm curious, when you do a 2-1/4" binding strip, do you do a 1/4" seam when attaching the binding? I always do a 2.5" binding strip, but then attach it to the quilt with a bit more than a 1/4" seam, like a 3/8" seam.

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

this is lovely!

TJO said...

LOVE IT! And using a vintage sheet for the back really puts new ideas into my mind. :) Thanks.

vintage grey said...

Love it, and how lovely that you used a vintage sheet for the backing. I might have to do that for my next quilt. Thanks for that inspiration! :) xo Heather

Toni said...

Beautiful quilt, Erin! The vintage sheet goes so well with it and the binding looks fab, too. Excellent work!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, it looks fab, happy snuggling!

Jacque. said...
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Jacque. said...

ohhhhhh, this is awesome, Erin! Love it! The colors, the blocks, the fabric...everything about it is so you. Great job!

Heather said...

It looks so good Erin! Great job :) I love the colors.

Lori said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Allison said...

Beautiful! I love the gold/brown/aqua/orange colors :)

tasha said...

love it erin!! i love wonky stars and i love how you changed up the backgrounds for each star. cute!!

Diane said...

This is beautiful!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

It looks beautiful Erin!

Peggy said...

I love that aqua color, so soft and pretty. A really cute quilt. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Oh, how pretty! I love the orange and aqua colors together! The quilt is beautiful and really appealing, thank you so much for sharing your work! :) Have a lovely Sunday!

happy zombie said...

I love your Swimming Sisters so much, Erin! When I saw the little thumbnail on flickr, it looked like the top two stars have happy faces in them. I can still them, even in big. CLEARY a happy quilt!

Septiembre said...

Muy, muy, muy bonita.

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