At long last, the VW quilt is done. As I type this, it is on its way to my brother. So, whew. One less WIP in the craft room.

Here is the finished project:

Will We Ever Kill The Bug? Finished Project

Will We Ever Kill The Bug? Finished Project

I have mixed feelings about this quilt. I have to admit that I nearly cried when it came back from the longarm quilter. Not tears of joy. I had some serious buyer’s remorse about the pattern I selected. I had expected that it would be quilted a little more densely. The pattern was also skewed out of proportion a bit and it was quilted vertically not horizontally. It just didn’t add the polish that longarm quilting usually gives.

This was, in a lot of ways, the quilt project that I have been most excited about to date. For the quilting to be such a letdown probably compounded my disappointment. I wish I had just saved the money and done some straight line quilting myself. Or followed up with my original intention of having custom quilting done. That would have been pricey but I think it would have made me happier. Since this is based on a vintage ad, my original thought was to do some quilting that would emulate a halftone dot.

But in the end, this was the pattern I chose and the following pic is a close up detail of the actual quilting.

Modern Dew Drops

Modern Dew Drops

Will We Ever Kill The Bug? Finished Project Detail

Will We Ever Kill The Bug? Finished Project Detail

On a more positive note, I did what was probably the best binding job of my life. So at least there is that!  🙂

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