Thursday, May 1, 2008

In New Zealand We Call It Tinny. . .

. . . when things are lucky or work out just right, and so it was for the latest rookie quilt I have made for my beginner lessons. I had just a tad over the right amount of binding to overlap to do the diagonal join. The border fabric is quilte busy so I decided to join all the off cuts to use for the binding. I did a rough measure and this is how much overlap I had. Just right for trimming to the 2 1/2 inches overlap required for 2 1/2 inch double-fold binding.

This is the finished piece. I've called it 'A Touch of France' because of the colours used. It measures about 74 cm by 80 cm.

7 comments:

Jane said...

Must be an Aussie one too, as I have grown up with it...over a few long years.

janice said...

Great quilt Helen - and its asymmetrical!! Nicely balanced. Thought you said you hadn't been sewing - doesn't it count if its for teaching?

Kim said...

Vibrant and beautiful!

meggie said...

It is a lovely quilt. Tinny it is- my SIL is dead tinny about finding parking spots right at the door to the shopping centre.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Very colorful!

Tanya said...

Wow! That's cutting it close! I love the assymetry of your "Touch of France". It really catches the eye!

Rose Marie said...

Love this quilt and the layout that you used.