Good Friday morning all my sewing and blogging friends! In preparing to share my quilting with you all, I had to go back to my previous projects so I could reference the original post on this bed runner. Wow! Has it really taken me 3+ months to get this topper quilted? The blog doesn’t lie.
So here is “A Midsummer Night’s Bloom”, finally quilted, bound, washed, and lounging on the bed.
I must confess, I am not necessarily a pastel color kind of gal. And I had my doubts even after I completed all the piecing for the top. But now that it is quilted, I’m really liking this bed runner. I think it is that pop of chocolate brown that draws me in. DH mentioned three times how dark brown was the perfect choice for the binding color.
I used several different quilting motifs. The quilting shows up best on the back, so here is a close-up:
In lieu of a completely solid backing, I like to add a strip of coordinates from the quilt. I also like to machine embroider a label for my quilted projects. Here’s what I did on this one:
The wording on the label doesn’t show up very good in pictures. I used a pinkish peachy thread for the lettering. It looks great in person, but not so great in pictures (unfortunately, my photography skills are lacking). But you get the idea. 🙂
This week I also sewed up a new blouse which I plan to wear today. After I get it photographed, I’ll meet you back here. Until then, happy sewing!