Thursday, August 18, 2011
Frequent Flyer is finished! I finished sewing the binding on this afternoon and took a photo outside in our backyard. We've had a lot of rain since Saturday but the sun peaked out from the clouds long enough to get a nice picture of the quilt thrown over our picket fence. A nice change from my usual spread it out on the floor and take a picture from the stairs.
I love this quilt and it was a great stash buster. The only fabric I bought was the backing. I could have pieced the backing out of my stash but didn't want to spend time doing that. I used a beige tone-on-tone for the back. If you are looking for a stash buster, I highly recommend this pattern, from the April 2011 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. You can change the colors to match your decor; mine is a little different from the magazine version because I used more green and I used dark brown for the sashing (instead of black). I think it would be fabulous in red-white-and-blue, with a navy mini-print or tone-on-tone for the sashing.
Must run. I have another quilt to bind!