I finished just in time- my last 16th birthday quilt for my last, next to be 16 years old niece.
This quilt has a few firsts, but let's take a look, shall we:
|The front, Leeden's Quilt, completed, October 30th, 2011|
|close-up- free motion quilting|
Quilt stats: Queen size 90 x 98"
Original design- no pattern used- although this box pattern is very popular right now. I added the border to change things up.
Material: solid Kona Snow background; one charm pack and 1 jelly roll, Moda- Sugar pop
100% cotton ivory thread (from Italy) for the piecing and quilting
Batting: warm and natural
Machine quilted, free motion on a Bernina 1630
Start to finish: 3 months
|The back, simple and you can really see the quilting|
|close-up, the back: using up all the pieces of the jelly roll.|
Things I learned:
That I really like the simple solid background especially when using such varied patterns and colors
That I can use a whole charm pack of a single line by a single designer and like the results (I typically pick and choose my own fabrics across lines and designers).
I did not use a pattern for this quilt; this block design is very popular and shows up in lots of quilts.
That I can use every piece of the charm pack and all of the jelly roll in one quilt
That if you spill your tea onto the quilt while your working on it, it gives you an additional reason to throw it in the washer and pop it in the dryer when you are done.
There are more beautiful quilts over at The Bloggers Quilt festival