My Quilt is Finally Finished!
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I think this may be my longest sewing work in progress to date. Which isn’t saying much because I haven’t really been sewing that long. My cute mother in law gave me these fat quarters last June and before June was over I had the quilt top done. I’ve had the backing since last July, sewn together and ready to go. And then this sat in my closet for months. Months!!! A few weeks ago my friend Danielle posted some pictures of some of the quilts she’s been working on. (She has a long arm machine at her house (jealous) and is quite the pro. Like seriously.) The pattern she’d been working on was a beautiful feathery thing and I just love how those quilts turned out. (see here) Anyway, I decided right then that I was going to send her my quilt and she was going to finish it. And so I did. And she did. And it is beautiful.
I finished putting the binding on this week and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! I just love it! It’s the perfect summer weight quilt and I think it is going to get a lot of use these next few months. And did I mention how fast she had that thing cranked out and back in the mail? It was fast. Like, two days fast. I know, she’s amazing. I’m not sure what all of these fabrics are, I know some of them are from moda’s Sweet line, but I’m not sure about them all.
The pattern is the Turning Twenty by Tricia Cribbs and it couldn’t be easier. All it uses is fat quarters, and there is very little waste involved. Which I like. Sometimes I think I should have been born 150 years ago because I agonize about throwing away tiny little scrap and bits of thread even. Issues. I know.
I bound it with a very cute stripe and the back is that little pink floral. Today after it got washed it spent the day hanging out on the floor in the living room. Creamie loved it, she kept pointing out all the birds and circles (polka dots) and the flowers and stripes. It was adorable. And I am just so glad that it is finished. Thank you so much Sew+Tell, go look at everyone’s stuff, it’s a great way to start the weekend. I’m going to celebrate my weekend by participating in the Race For The Cure with my mother and sisters in law. Creamie is coming with us and it’s going to be a blast. A total girls party for a great cause. Happy Weekending!