Thursday, March 21, 2013

Done Ditty Done Done Done!

Here she is in all her glory, the BEST BEE QUILT EVER!  I know I've posted about this quilt before, but I finally finished the binding so it's really, truly done now!  I managed to get all the Good Folks line from when it went on sale for $5/yard--I so wish I would have gotten more!  I almost cried when I cut up all my 1/2 yard bundle to send to my quilting bee ladies, but I'm so happy I did!  I received 25 of the best bee blocks from two of the best quilting bees, the VIBs and Twice Around the Block!  I can't thank you ladies enough, especially those of you who made two blocks!  

My dear friend Angela even made me a rainbow block because she knows what a sucker I am for a good rainbow!

Krista did an out-of-this-world custom quilting job for me!  I never send quilts out to be quilted.  I truly like having a hand in all the steps and really enjoy quilting, but sometimes the quilt demands more than I can give.  This quilt was so special to me I knew it needed something unique and I trusted Krista completely.  

I gave her no instructions on how to quilt it, just to do what she wanted.  I'm so happy I had faith in her amazing artistic abilities because elements like this monogramed "K" took my breath away.

Even the back looks kick-ass with her quilting! :)

This is my favorite print from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study line!  I thought the colors worked nicely with all the Good Folks and Kona Ash on the front of the quilt.

I decided to use Good Folks Buttoned Up in Ink for the binding (thanks to a sweet IG friend's destash!).  Really, I couldn't have designed a better binding!  I love when the binding gives a solid frame to the quilt--probably why I use black and white binding so much--but the hint of plum in there just ties the front and back together for me.

Yes, I actually hand stitched the binding down.  Honestly, I do prefer this method of binding and enjoy doing it, but I make too many quilts to do it every time.  I try to save it for extra special quilts--this being the most special quilt of all!

Thanks again to all the ladies who made this quilt possible!  I will treasure it always!

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