Monday, August 17, 2009

Exit, Laughing

After I finish tying the quilt, I usually trim the excess fabric to 6" wide. In this case, I added the striped fabric to the quilt backing, so I didn't have to trim anything.
I fold the raw edge over to match the edge of the quilt top, then fold it over again until the edge covers the raw edge of the quilt top by about 1/2"; it's usually about 1-3/4" or so. In this case, it's 2". I miter the corners.

I machine stitch the edge down.
Then I iron the quilt, pressing the edges nicely.It's all finished.
Here is the back. You can see where I had to add a bit to the sides.When I have help, I'll photograph the quilt in natural light, so you can all see the entire thing. In the meantime, here is what it looks like on the bed.And under the crocheted bedspread.Yeah, I know all you "it's-not-a-quilt-until-it's-quilted" folks are rolling your eyes and shaking your heads... "she must be crazy, hiding this under that bedspread..." but, that's exactly why the quilt is called...

Laughing Out Loud.

9 comments:

Joyce said...

What a decision, to showcase the beautiful quilt or gorgeous bedspread! Did you make the spread too?
I want to try binding a quilt like that one of these days. It looks like more fun than hours of hand stitching the binding down.

Jackie said...

I absolutely love it!! Just fantastic!

Mary said...

The black and white striped binding - oh my! - it's the perfect finish for LOL.

Quilt Pixie said...

if you're determined to showcase the crocheted bedspread -- which is beautiful! -- a nice bright luod quilt like you've made is wonderful for under it. The colours peek through so well and the "inside" smile/joke is great....

~Michelle~ said...

I love the crocheted blanket over top!

Quiltdivajulie said...

It is your bed, after all ... layer it the way YOU like!

Love the colors peeking through ~ what a treat to pull the spread off at bedtime!

Susan said...

Every quilt that my grandmother ever made was tied...nothing wrong with that! I do have a problem with covering up such a beautiful quilt though! It needs to be out where people can SEE it!

Derby said...

I like the colors sneaking through the crochet.

Sharon said...

I LOVE the way quilt plays peek-a-boo under the crocheted spread. I think that's a great idea!...and a beautiful quilt!