Friday, August 17, 2012

Another August Finish

This morning I put the last stitch in the binding on the Holidays quilt, so it's all finished. Isn't that always a good feeling, getting another ufo done? This quilt finishes to 56" square, so it'll be a nice wallhanging size when Christmas rolls around.
I thought this backing was just perfect for the quilt. It looks like it could be part of the same collection, but it was from a different manufacturer. I found it at Marden's during their Christmas in July sale, and I liked it so well that I bought the rest of the bolt, which totaled 13 yards. I figure I might get backings for at least 3, maybe 4, quilts from that piece.

Marden's Surplus and Salvage is a locally owned and operated chain of stores around Maine. Most of the stores have fabric departments consisting largely of quilting cottons. They have some other fabrics, like flannels, upholstery, fleeces, things like that; but the majority of it is cotton, and the prices are unbeatable. If you're ever up this way, be sure to stop by a Marden's. There's a list of locations on their website.

Credit where credit is due: "Holidays at Home" designed by Vicki Bellino. The fabric collection was designed by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics as one of their Block of the Month programs.

6 comments:

Erica said...

Beautiful quilt!
I really like the backing and binding too! Lovely finish! Be sure to put it away where you can't see it. When you take it out at Christmas time, you will be thrilled with it!

LynCC said...

And best of all is finishing a UFO that turns out wonderfully. Sue - this is GORGEOUS. :D Love the binding. This will look beautiful for the season.

Purple Pam said...

Your Holidays quilt is fantastic. Congrats on getting it totally finished. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the backing. I could see that on a lot of quilts, front or back!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your quilt is just beautiful. Congratulations on such a stunning finish!

Judy S. said...

Love it!

Judy S. said...

Love it!