Steampunk Crazy Quilt Finished
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As you may remember, I finished steampunk crazy quilt top last month. When it was finished, I set about looking for a quilter willing to do the quilting for me. Even though all I wanted for the quilting was something simple, outlining of a few of the blocks, none of the local quilters wanted to do the quilting. And, honestly, I can’t blame them. They were afraid of damaging their machines on all of the metal and plastic bits and bobs on the quilt.
That meant figuring out how to get the quilt together on my own. I don’t have the patience, or space to do any hand quilting. So the next option was tying, and lucky for me, tying is a historically accurate way to finish a crazy quilt. And amazingly, the tying and binding process went quite quickly. It only took me a couple evenings to get the quilt finished myself.
I tied the quilt with brown yarn from my grama’s stash. I’m not sure what type it is, but it’s nice, thick and heavy; like I took 3 strands of embroidery floss and used them together. It’s also fairly stiff, which works well for this hanging quilt.
The quilt is backed in a herringbone wool in deep navy and tan, and then bound using the bias tape I used for the faux sashing on the quilt.
I even added a hanging sleeve to the back, so that I could hang the quilt on my wall.
I’m super happy with how well it fits in front of my glass block window.
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What a fantastic way to finish your amazing quilt! Congratulations!
Have you checked the back of your quilt since you hung it? I wonder what direction the glass block window faces, and if the sunlight has had an impact on the fabric of the quilt back. Just curious. Lovely work!
That window faces east, so I specifically chose a heavy fabric that would hold up well. And this quilt isn’t up year round. I have a few other quilts the same size that I switch out for the seasons.