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Pink and Lavender Quilt

Finally I did it!!. I'm so excited cos this is my biggest quilt so far. It measured 84" x 94". It takes rather long to finish cos I was not sure I can quilt such a big quilt in my home sewing machine =,=. 

So, here it is, my first custom order quilt: 


She wanted in Pink and Lavender. I  got the idea from one quilting magazine. It's basically a half log cabin block, I simply changed the arrangement of the blocks. 
Luckily, I got a matching lavender paisley fabric. It's lightweight cotton which become soft after washing. 


This time I learned that taping your fabric nicely really helps in making the quilting sandwich. It makes the pinning process easier. 



Since the quilt is quite big, I used a faux binding ^_^...yep, I bound the quilt from the excess of the backing fabric. It's quite tricky but I managed. I guess this is the best binding option if you're making a big quilt. Get a matching or contrast fabric and voila you'll get an interesting binding ^_*.  



There are few tutorials on the web, but mainly you only have to cut off the batting and trim the backing to  approx. 1"-1.5", folded twice  and bind your quilt. You can check THIS TUTORIAL by Rae 

That's all for now. Gotta go and do my long list of WIPs now..^^

Happy Quilting