Vibrant Celebration Complete
My Vibrant Celebration quilt is like my children. While I’ve dedicated countless hours to it, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve enjoyed how it has challenged me to learn and improve. I’ve cherished tending to all the little details that make it special. When I step back and look at all its beautiful traits, I am so proud. My binding is two-toned: pink on the front and teal on the back. This was accomplished by attaching a 1″ pink strip to a 1 3/4″ teal strip. The seam allowance was pressed and trimmed to minimize bulk before being pressed in half as you would for a traditional double fold binding. I sewed the binding, pink side facing the top, to the front with my machine. Then I pressed it outward and ran a thin line of glue along the line of stitching on the back, working in sections. I pressed the binding over and set it in place with a dry iron. This is how I assured my binding would remain even as I hand stitched it to the back. I embellished the swan print cornerstone by trimming a dyed feather to size and machine stitching a tiny zig-zag over the spine. Hot fix crystals, beads, and buttons were also added after the quilting was completed. The quilting was accomplished using hand-guided free-motion and ruler work on my domestic Bernina. I’d like to thank Amanda for the detailed instruction and wonderful video tutorials, as well as Bernina for hosting this incredible Quilt Along. It has been a pleasure. I’ve loved making Jubilee my own, and I look forward to quilting along in the future!