the backing piece: We couldn't find more than a half yard,
but it was so sweet with the ladybugs scattered in among the jungle critters~
Yippee, another quilty finish! This is for little Nathanael, who was born in December 2011. Lydia and I collaborated a wall hanging for his room before he was born, and this was put on the back burner for me to find time to quilt.
I'm glad I waited, it seems I am rising to attempt other quilt stitches. Elaine recently posted a quilt that she did several styles of quilt lines, and the straight line block stitches really seemed to fit this one for a little boy.
I found this print at Fabric.com last year. It was so cute! I chopped up a panel, and blocked the large prints with lime green and water blue, with strips of the coordinating quilt block print.
I knew I wanted a striped binding, but couldn't decide, so, these are the 4 prints used! It worked out to use the one brighter stripe on each of the four sides ~FUN ~
This was my first time to use Flourishing Palm's tutorial on binding with machine sewn corners. Larry printed it out....
...and it worked perfectly, Linda! I decided since I had a multiple-pieced border, I wanted to avoid getting a seam in the mitered corners. For a first attempt at this way of doing a binding, I'd give it 2 thumbs up.
A pieced backing on a quilt is a neat way to add interest to the back, as well as use up other pieces from the front. I like when it has the quilt label worked into the backing.
Leftover blocks from the front panel I chopped up. Jerry called this a "pokey-pieced" backing, I told him that really lots of us like to do this!
p.s. Happy Birthday, Lydia!
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye,
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:" II Corinthians 9:8