Welcome back to the Loverly Quilt-a-Long! If you’re new to the series, please check out the previous posts (cutting, piecing, piecing rows, pressing). You can find the pattern for the quilt in my book, Adventures in Hexagons.
Today we’re wrapping up the series. I’m not quite finished with mine yet, as you can see by the binding clips. But I really wanted to hand-sew these bindings, so it’s taking me a little longer to finish. Here’s both of my Loverly versions I’ve been working on, plus the original. Isn’t it fun to see how color changes the look of a quilt?
For the fall color version, I stitched an allover leaf pattern. It was so fun to stitch out, and an open enough design that I could avoid seam intersections easily.
For my patriotic version, I quilted free-form feathers. This was my first real attempt at quilting feathers, so I’m glad I used a subtle colored thread. But overall, I’m tickled with how it turned out. It definitely kept the theme of the fabric.
How is your Loverly turning out? Please post pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #loverlytablerunner, and tag me @thecaffeinatedquilter. You can also join the Adventures in Hexagons facebook group and post pictures there. I love seeing your creations!! Thanks for sewing along with me!
Stay tuned to the blog over the next couple of weeks, I’ve got some special Market updates to share with you (warning: it’s almost all about Yoko Saito. My goal is to make the blog posts feel as if you were actually at her schoolhouse sessions and the evening event with her.) And next week will be my stop on the Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks blog tour, so lots of giveaway fun there.