Unfortunately, that means that I miss wild thing's baseball games in these circumstances, which I really hate. I never miss his games if I can help it. As much as I wish I could have been at his baseball games, it meant I had the day at home...all by myself... to spend however I wished. hmmmm...
I stared at my house in disarray and thought of all the things I should do, and then made the decision to quilt and bind my latest quilt. Was there ever really a question?
I opted to quilt with stippling for a few reasons. I love the soft, crinkly texture it gives the quilt and it doesn't look too harsh. Also, since the Double Slice pattern is random-ish, I thought the stippling fit nicely. It is my favorite kind of quilting, and since I've done straight line quilting in my last two quilts, I've really missed it! I still don't consider my stippling to be perfect, but I'm getting a lot better at keeping my spacing even- and no crossovers or puckers either. Yay!
I did do a solid backing instead of a pieced backing though, because I found the darkest taupe fabric in a 90 inch width. That happens so infrequently, so I figured I might as well use it!
I think the scrappy binding works with the feel of the quilt and keeps it looking like sea glass scattered out on the beach, without "framing" it too much. The blog post HERE has more details about my inspiration for this quilt.
The finished quilt measures 72 x 72 and I've named it Sand and Sea Glass. I think it fits perfectly. I just love this aqua fabric in the label, and I think it really fits with the sea glass theme of the quilt.
All in all, the more I worked on this quilt, the more it grew on me. Although it really isn't a quilt I would have thought to make without the specific request of a friend, I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I'll give it to him when we head to Baton Rouge at the end of July, and I hope he likes it as well!