Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Joseph's Coat ~ the final chapter...

This is it! If you've been hanging around here for a while you've seen the progress on this quilt many times.

My plan was to do a big quilt even if it took me forever. In the end I decided that big would never get done; not even in forever. It's small, but I love it.
The quilt is from a tutorial by Don't Look Now. The whole method of putting this together as blocks and ending up without seam lines between the blocks is brilliant. How she came up with that I'll never know! It is tricky and unwieldy, but goes together perfectly. In the end, because of the size of mine, I could have done it on one piece of background fabric. My quilt is only 36" wide.

The directions called for a Floriani product called "Stitch and Wash Fusible". I'm not sure I had the correct product. I thought it was supposed to wash out, but mine did not. I washed the top and it softened, but did not dissolve.
Of course, then it needed a curved binding. I went to my old faithful book Happy Endings for directions on how to bind the curves. Worked perfectly!
For more Joseph's Coat inspiration and to see lots of quilters that have more stamina than me visit the Joseph's Coat flickr group!

10 comments:

  1. It is really beautiful! Your fabric choices go together so well!!

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  2. It is beautiful. I really like your fabric and color choices. Great job!!

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  3. This one's been on my list for a long time. I may just have to chance it now. Lovely work, as always. Your choice of color is so fresh and pretty.

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  4. It is gorgeous. Love the fabric.

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  5. Wow, Congratulations, that binding on those curved edges is amazing. You did a wonderful job on the project, I don't think a bigger quilt would be any better. You should be very proud.

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  6. Love the bright colors and curved binding.

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  7. It may be small but to me it looks perfectly formed - congratulations!

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  8. The gorgeous results are well worth your efforts. Lovely.

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  9. Beautiful quilt!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!