Thursday, March 31, 2011

Finally Finished the Frog Quilt!

And just in the nick of time!  I dropped it off this afternoon for the show.

"Frog Leg Pie"
58" x 58"
Adapted from "Blueberries and Key Lime Pie" by Klaudeen Hansen
Fudge Factor Patterns

For the binding I used a new (to me) technique.  "Faux Piped Binding" -- it was not difficult and it looks fabulous.  And I did the whole thing on the machine.  The tutorial is here and I think it's a really good one.
I used cotton flannel for the back so it would be warm and cuddly.  I think it's going to live in my spot on the couch.

I had a little trouble with the label.  I followed the directions (for the first time) and (for the first time) the ink bled.   I usually heat set it before I rinse it, but the instructions say to rinse after the ink dries.  I let it dry overnight, then I rinsed and hand-washed in a little Synthropol.  And the silly thing bled.  I used it anyway.

Next time I'll be sure to follow directions -- not.


Talin's Corner said...

Oh my daughter would love this quilt...she loves everything and anything to do with frogs. It looks great.

Terri Stegmiller said...

It's wonderful!

Vicki W said...

I love it!

Fran said...

Great quilt, hope you win something! Dynamite colors!

Beth said...

Enjoy the Show and take some Pics for me. I miss seein quilts, talking quilts, being inspired by quilts and VENDORS!!!

Oh, and the quilt is great!

Robbie said...

Ah, the frog quilt! Wondered what happened to this piece! Love the frogs!

Jan said...

It turned out gorgeous! I love your color combinations. Glad you are keeping it to cuddle with. Congratulations! Well done.

Cathy Wall said...

Karen, Your quilts just amaze me with the depth of creativity. Gorgeous colors, perfect fabrics and even the quilt stitching, so apropos!