My resolution for 2013 is to finish up old projects and limit my fabric buying. My goal for January was to finish this quilt. I took it out, figured out how to square it off and proceeded to finishing. Last summer it felt like it belonged in the Ranes family living room as a cuddle quilt. At that time, I also purchased the backing and binding material on sale. When Cotton Way unveiled new patterns this January, I loved how one pattern used borders on just two sides of the quilt. That inspired me to do the same for this quilt making it more squarish.
I love the graphics in this fabric line designed by Cosmo Cricket.
It looked charming in a corner of my bedroom, but it also looks great in my daughter's living room with its black bookshelves and side tables along with a green corduroy sofa.
There was also enough of the binding fabric to make the inner border.
I have also resolved to do better with putting a label on the back of the quilts I make. That is easier now that I have a sewing machine with alphabet choices. Last week I came across "circa 1934" fabric with labels on a clearance table. I bought a piece and then selected this label for this quilt adding the machine stitching and a piece of the selvage from the fabric. Perfect!