Poppy Field #1 – Finished

Once I got rolling again on piecing the quilt back, the quilt went reasonably quickly. I’d already set up an embroidery (320mm x 320mm) to quilt the project – using my “grand dream” hoop – 360x350mm. The hoop is “reversible” – the machine stitches out the right half of the embroidery design, then you rotate the hoop to stitch out the second half. So all I needed was to execute 16 repeats of the design. The quilting turned out quite nicely.

Poppy Field #1 – Top

Then I stitched the sashing “in-the-ditch” using a navy 50wt thread adjacent the dark blue so the stitches are barely visible. After I trimmed the backing, I had enough leftover fabric to use as binding. I’d initially thought I’d turn the binding completely to the back, but in the end I liked having 1/4″ showing – it added interest to the quilt top. Then I hand stitched the binding to the back. It blended in perfectly; you hardly notice it at all.

Poppy Field #1 – Back

Now I have the choice to display either side of this quilt – I’m almost tempted to show the back of the quilt in Parrsboro!

2 thoughts on “Poppy Field #1 – Finished

  1. Pingback: Night Sky | jmn

  2. Love that front design so much. Someday when it is time to do another quilt for our bed I very well may use this layout. The back is very interesting as well. Bernie

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