I know I said I wasn't in a hurry to finish this quilt...but it just kinda happened. I remembered that I had a 50% off coupon from JoAnn's to use, so I picked up my backing fabric. After I had that, it went together quickly.
Woo hoo! A Christmas gift finish! This will be for my grandma. It's a small throw (about 45x55), but she's a small woman, so it should work. The Garden Fence pattern is so fun to work with. The tutorial is from Hyacinth Designs.
I chose to stipple this. It really seemed like the logical choice. The DS Quilts Picnics and Fairgrounds has a vintage look, and I thought the crinkly finish would pair well with it.
I picked up some of the new DS Quilts Sugar Creek fabric for the backing. The typo on the selvedge drives me nuts!!
After I bought the fabric, I remembered my grandma gave me this red floral print awhile ago. I think she said she got it on a trip she and my grandpa took to Hawaii. I decided it would be fun to incorporate this into the back, so I made a jumbo Garden Fence block. Yes, this pleases me.
I was worried about this red fabric of unknown origins bleeding on my white fabric, so I soaked it in a vinegar solution and prewashed it. I threw in a few Color Catchers when I washed the quilt and had no problems (whew!).
I had lots of the Sugar Creek print left over, so I used it for the binding too. I know I got some of my sewing genes from my grandma, so I'm excited to give this to her.