A Quilt Story

Blue Quatrefoil Quilt – A Finished Quilt

Finally got around to basting and quilting this quilt. I’m also happy to announce that this is Quilt Finish #6 for 2017! Woohoo!

It finished at 60″x 72″ so it’s a nice sized throw quilt and perfect for wrapping up on the couch with. I’m pretty happy with it, I must say! It is the result of my January Blossom Heart Bee Hive so I have 2 blocks each from 11 lovely ladies as well as 8 of my own in this quilt. I had hoped to have this finished in March but alas, March was such a busy month and I was unable to get around to completing it.

I spent two full days of my spring break working on this so that I could have it finished in April. Here are some more shots…

And, quilts look best with cute kids in the pictures, don’t you think? I happen to think this particular kiddo is one of the cutest ever!

 

 

A Quilt Story

Another Finished Quilt

This makes #2 for the year so I’m on track for making 12 quilts this year! This is also one of my unfinished projects so I’m doing well on my goal to finish five of my projects leftover from 2014! Yahoo!

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One day, while wasting time getting inspiration on pinterest, I saw a quilt that was a huge, one block log cabin quilt. I loved the idea immediately and hit up my scraps to see what I could come up with. I did pick the colors with a recipient in mind but I’m still trying to decide if this will be a gift or not. My son really loves the feel of this quilt!

It was pretty quick to piece and I just cut random sized strips. I didn’t use a pattern or anything. I did try to make the top and bottom strips wider just to keep a rectangular shape to the quilt. You could make it more uniform if you wanted a square quilt.

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This is the quilt I goofed up trying to free motion quilt right at the beginning of the new year. Fortunately, I managed to stick to picking out all the mistakes and getting it finished. I thought many times about putting it away for another day and I’m so glad now that I did not.

It was fun going through and using some of my favorite fabrics from old projects. Funny, I used so much of that gray chevron when I made little girl clothes I never wanted to see it again. I love it in the quilt though. The bicycles, glasses, cherries, floral, bug jars and elephants all add a bit of whimsy and were all favorite fabrics!!

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I chose to bind it with a gray polka dot and I really like the look. I do believe picking out the perfect binding is my favorite part of quilting!!

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As usual, my daughter likes to “try out” all the new quilts.

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Here she is tracing the elephants…

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…and running with a quilt is a definite must!

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You can see the backing here a little bit. I didn’t get a good pictures of it. The gray is another elephant print and the yellow is stars. A lot of fun fabrics in this quilt.

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You can check out other scrappy projects at the Oh Scrap link at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.

Quilting is more fun than Housework