YAY! I’m so excited to have finished this quilt this week. I made this quilt in just 2 weeks, which is a record for me. I’m sure picking a simple pattern, rather than designing my own, expedited the process as well.You may remember from a couple of weeks ago that I picked up some free fabric from one of our quilt guild members. She had cleaned out her stash and her only request was that we use the fabric to make a charity quilt. So, I picked up purple, blue, yellow, and pink and figured I could make something cheery and fun with that. I ended up with about 4 yards and decided I better get started soon, or otherwise it might end up like one of the other projects that I never get around to. (Please tell me I’m not the only one that buys fabric for a ‘special’ project and then years later end up using it for something else. And if I am the only one, please don’t tell me… ignorance is bliss! I just keep telling my honeyman this is normal.)
So, within a few days, I had all the strips cut, spent the next week making the blocks, and then quilted it over the last few days. I also love the fact that I was also able to use just under a yard of scraps from my scrap bin.
I quilted it with wavy diagonal stripes using a light grey Aurifil thread.
This is the third quilt I have machine sewn the binding onto, and I did a much better job this time. A few more quilts and I might be an expert at it. I love that it’s much faster. My sister said she loves to hand sew binding onto quilts. I will avoid hand sewing at almost all costs.
So, next weekend I get to turn it in at our next guild meeting and it will go to a lucky little girl in foster care in Durham county. It finished at 48″ x 64″. I sure hope it brightens her day!
Linking up with Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Link a Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.