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Finished Quilt and Final Link Up // Retro Rubies QAL

I absolutely love the crisp clean look of using white Kona Cotton in a quilt. But as I sit here and stare at this beautiful finished Retro Rubies quilt I am not sure how in the world with two children under four I will keep the quilt truly white, haha. At any rate I had a really wonderful time making another version of the Retro Rubies quilt.

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IMG_8468_smWhen I was quilting I switched back and forth between my walking foot and free motion quilting foot. Between each flower I quilted a diamond shape filled with pebbles and wavy lines. I had planned to quilt almost every square inch, but I decided to make it more of a comfy fluffy quilt because I know adding really dense quilting can take away some of the comfort factor.

IMG_8466_smFor this quilt I used curved bias binding. I had begun making the binding when my friend Bari J. mentioned on Instagram she was watching a 5 part video by Sharon Schamber on Curved Bias Binding and the timing could not have been any better. I already use a method very similar to Sharons for my regular binding, but in this video tutorial Sharon points out a few tips that were VERY helpful for curved binding.

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One of the crucial steps to a beautiful curved binding is using inward miters, which in the quilting world I have never heard of until this week. Sharon shows you how to stitch the inward miters by hand in the tutorial. I started off doing the first four by hand, but my hands were killing me so I gave it a try on machine and it was a success! I am very glad I challenged myself to try another new technique and will definitely use it often.

Final Quilt Stats

  • Finished Size: 66" x 68"
  • Fabric: Flea Market Fancy, Kona Cotton Solids, and misc prints
  • Thread: 50wt Aurifil 2309
  • Binding: Bias Curved Binding

Link Up!

I really enjoyed quilting along with you all! If you are still working on your Retro Rubies project than you stil have time to finish. You can link up your projects starting today until July 4th at 12pm. On July 5th public voting will begin. Final winners will be announced Monday July 7th. Linking up your finished project puts you in the running for some of these amazing prizes! To see the whole list of prizes visit the prize post.

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  I can't wait to see your finished projects! 
Alyssa
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