Finishing my Ribbit quilt was my ALYOF goal for March and also my third and final goal for my Quarter 1 finishes for the 2014 Finish Along. Looks like I'm squeaking (croaking? ribbiting?) it in under the wire.
I actually put off finishing this one because it was going to be the first quilt to be quilted on my new sewing machine!
I bought a Brother Nouvelle 1500S as a belated Christmas/birthday present to myself, and so far we're getting along pretty darn well (post to come later today). I have pieced my last two Swoon blocks on the new machine but was nervous about actually quilting something on it.
As is usually the case with this kind of thing, there wa
s nothing to be nervous about! The quilting was a dream - it fed through so beautifully and the stitches were so uniform! Ribbit is quilted in bright green thread, because that seemed fitting for a froggy quilt.
It's bound partly in Kona Turquoise and partly in the green/blue Denyse Schmidt plaid from JoAnn's that I had in the stash. It was supposed to be all in turquoise, and I would have preferred that, but somewhere between my math and the cutting counter at JoAnn's I didn't have enough. So you improvise, right?
The actual binding process was not so smooth as the quilting and will take some work. The walking foot for the machine isn't as wide as the one for my other Brother, and that took some getting used to.
Anyway, done is done! I love how bright and cheery this quilt came out. It's going to be donated to a charity group through the Hands2Help quilt drive sponsored by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
Linking up with the other March finishers!