Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Navajo Quilt--Finished!

At last! My mom's (or my dad's??) Navajo quilt project is finished--pieced, quilted, and bound. And very dramatic and graphic it is!

I've used my favorite Warm and Natural batting, and the backing is the matching red that was included with all the cut pieces. It seemed to me that quilting along the seam lines was the only real option-any other lines, especially curved lines, would only detract. So each seam line is machine quilted, and I have to say it has been borne out to me again that using polyester fabric in quilting is less than optimal! It just doesn't cooperate like 100% cotton fabric--it's ravelly and harder to work with.

After quilting I did decide to trim the width of the outer black border by about an inch--I think it seems more in proportion and sets the quilt off better.

Mom and Dad have been gone about two years now, and I think that I do still have another unfinished project or two from my parents. I suppose, though, that in a way the family is their biggest project, and unfinished at that! But turning out pretty well so far, and getting bigger all the time.

All in all, a beautiful quilt-- I think my parents would approve.


  1. It's gorgeous! I love how it turned out -- so striking!

  2. That is beautiful. When you started working on this I thought there was no way this would work, but it does - FAB-U-LOUS.

  3. Hooray! You're done and it looks absolutely wonderful!

  4. So exciting to have it finished, and have it turn out just beautifully! Congrats-I'm sure they love it!


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