Saturday, September 09, 2006

Jewel of the Prairie finished!

I am thrilled to report that I have finished Jewel of the Prairie! It's hard to believe that in the past 5 days I got a queen size quilt quilted and bound. I am so glad it's done (well, I still have to label it - but that won't take me too long!). Now I just have to complete the baby quilt and I'm ready for the show on Friday. I'll be spending the day there helping to set up, I'm thinking of setting my camera up and taking pictures at interval during the day while the quilts are going up. I think that would be fun.

Back to the quilt. It is quilted with a swirl design all over. Nearly 500 yards of thread in the quilting (top only) I bound it with a bright green batik and did it all by machine. I've really refined my technique and I think the machine bindings look almost as good as the hand bindings. I think that if you are quilting by machine, that binding by machine is entirely appropriate.

Now to clean up the sewing room!


Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela,
Your quilt is gorgeous! I did some research and see that this was the July/August 2005 issue of Love of Quilting magazine. Would you possibly have the designer's contact info? I would love to purchase this pattern from her.

Thank you!

Pamela said...

Sorry, it's taken me a while to find my pattern, but this pattern was designed by Judy Martin. Her website is I made my quilt less wide by 1 row.