I finished quilting and binding my 50 Shades of Autumn this afternoon. This is my version of the Humble Quilts fall quilt-along this year. Thanks Lori for an easy and fun design!
I'm happy with this little finish, from all the browns on the front, to the wonderful backing fabric found in my stash from unknown years ago. It's from a collection called Nature Studies by Benartex.
And I love the binding fabric, with just barely enough to complete this quilt with a narrow strip left over. It too is an older print, and seemed to blend well with both the front and back of the quilt.
I machine quilted the front to an all-cotton batting, and the back was separately quilted to a layer of insul-brite, and the layers united only by the batting. I think this method will make it a good hot dish mat as requested by my son and DIL for Christmas. They wanted one large enough to hold a lasagne pan on their new countertop. Hopefully there will be time to make a couple of large potholder-side mats to coordinate. There are plenty of brown scraps around here, as well as a little over half yard of that backing fabric.
I'll link this post with Wendy at The Constant Quilter when she posts her end of the month mini round-up! Thanks Wendy for hosting this fun event every month.