I pondered on how to stitch this quilt for some time. The top was made in July of 2013. I feel certain and hopeful that many of you can relate to this conundrum (I wish I was talking about the wine)!
A couple of months ago I set the top, backing fabric, and batting on my sewing table to ponder on how to stitch it. It sat there, staring me down, while I worked around it on a couple more projects including the San Tan Valley Sunset and the Denim Triangle Bag.
The fabric for this quilt was a gift from a very good friend. Her mother had it in the cupboard since the 1970s. It was clean and still smelled like Downy! During a trip to Japan I was inspired to create this pattern after a fantastic ride on the Bullet Train past some incredible scenery.
I used up the extra 1970s fabric in the backing...
...and added a lime green binding to pull the colors from one of the floral fabrics.
I also used the fancy zig-zag to stitch down the binding and used
my 3-Pin Binding technique to make the join.
Here is a link to the
Now I have a craving for A & W Rootbeer...cheers!