I Love This Quilt: Pom Pom Parade, Part 3


(Click here to read part 1 & part 2 of the story…)

Quilting took a bit longer than expected, but Pom Pom Parade is complete. There’s nothing quite like the feeling when you complete a quilt – so exciting!


Ah, the perfect spot!

I laid my finished quilt out under a tree in the backyard to take pictures of it and Jasper and Izzy were quick to test it out…


Jasper and Izzy agree!

The perfect quilt for a summer afternoon snooze it appears!


The dog days of summer (dozing) are here!

My mother, Jackie Arnold, did the longarm quilting for me. She quilted an overall, structured meander motif, using a lime green thread.


Don’t you think lime-green thread is a great match for this quilt?

I wanted to do one solid-colored fabric for the binding, however, because I made the quilt top using a fat quarter bundle, I did not have enough of any one color. Sadly, no quilt shops around Denver carry Tula’s solids so my plan was a bust. Time for Plan B! I pieced together scraps that I had leftover from the solid fat quarters to make a scrappy binding – and it worked out great.


It’s always important to feed the scrap pile—you never know when it might save the day!

One more step for my quilt to be officially complete. I like my quilts to look kind of wrinkly as if they have already been worn in. I prewash all of my fabrics and I use cotton batting, which I do not prewash. Once the quilt is completely sewn, I wash it and the batting shrinks up, giving it the worn-in feel that I love.

Now time to pack the quilt, some wine and cheese, and some friends and head out to the park for some summer fun!

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