I went to Wisconsin this past week to dog sit and to assist my Mom in getting back and forth to PT while my sister was in Las Vegas and Missouri. During my stay, I constructed this flannel baby quilt top from a picture I took at Quilter’s Garden in Fenton. There was no pattern but they sold me the fabric and allowed me to take the picture. I will be taking this to the Ann Arbor Sewing Center to have them quilt with minky fabric as the backing.
While I was on a Shop Hop last Fall, I saw a quilt with stunning colors and simple design at Jennifer’s Quilt Shop in Pinckney. I rarely purchase an already kitted quilt but I made an exception.
The pattern is “Gold Medal” by Villa Rosa Designs but I added the two stripes at the top and bottom of the quilt. The original size was 41″ x 52″ but with the addition it is measures 41″ x 64″. I could not add to the width of the quilt top because I did not have enough backing fabric to do so. The original pattern would make a nice charity quilt.
This quilt will be a retirement gift for my sister because she just loves these colors.
Another quilt top finish!
What beautiful colors pulled from my stash. A mix of fabric design, dark value fabrics are traditional and light/medium fabrics are modern. They really do play together well much to my surprise.
A visit to a new quilt shop in South Carolina, Sew Many Common Threads, for backing and binding fabric. I pulled no less than 6-8 bolts before making a final decision. And the winner is… Somerest by Joanna Figneros, Fig Tree & Co for Moda #20236. What sweet, lovely print and soft, beautiful color. Next decisions… Machine quilt or Long Arm quilt and Somerest or Irresistible Fruit for binding.
Our good friend’s son and daughter-in-law had a new baby girl in November. We had the pleasure of spending time with them in 2013 on a motorcycle trip to Mississippi. My friend Shirley gifted this beautiful fabric to me while we were at Quilt Week at Grand Rapids in 2014. All I added was the Kona White and a lot of love making it. I selected a pattern called Happy Blocks from Adrianne at Little Bluebell. I guessed on the sashing and border size using 2.5″ strips. A fun backing and binding fabric will be selected.
- 6 Fat Quarters (2-4.5×4.5 & 2-4.5×12.5 / 4-4.5×8.5) with (2-4.5×4.5 leftover)
- 1 yd Kona White
- center (12-4.5×4.5)
- sashing and border (10-2.5xWOF)
- 1 1/3 yd Backing plus leftover FQ squares plus leftover KW & 12.5″ Binding
Finished block size: 12″ x 12″
Finished quilt size: 44″ x 58″
Note: A second quilt, Sock Monkey, was made with different block, sashing and border sizes in an effort to keep the width of the quilt under WOF.
The “Yummy” quilt top is now complete! All I have to do is piece together the backing. This is not a favorite task for me because I like to match the repeat. The long arm quilt shop is closed for two weeks during the holiday. So… I am hoping to get it ready for quilting come early January 2016.
My granddaughter always says XOXO when she hangs up the phone. The 3-D bowtie blocks are perfect for this quilt! I am going to use the perfect fleece for this quilt instead of a cotton backing. I am just trying to decide whether to also use batting and how to quilt it. More to come…