I Love This Quilt: Pom Pom Parade, Part 3

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(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!

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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…

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Jasper and Izzy agree!

The perfect quilt for a summer afternoon snooze it appears!

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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.

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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.

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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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