Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dear Quilts,

I've missed making you.  Thanks for the speed date last week!
Love,
Shannon
 This is the other Christmas present I made!  We went to NYC last weekend.  I was trying to decide between Purl Soho and The City Quilter when the hubs suggested we go to both.  (I seriously have the best husband on the planet!  If you try to argue with me, you might be the recipient of a donkey kick.  Just sayin'.   He even helped me pick colors and carried the bolts of fabric around the stores for me!)  

I used Crazy Mom's tutorial - super fast, super easy!  You should definitely check it out!  I was in such a hurry to get started on the quilt that I didn't get pics of each fabric, so I hope this little mosaic thingy will do:  
1. Bear Essentials 2. Bear Essentials 3. Weekends (Go By Bike) 
4. Weekends (Hopscotch) 5. Kona (white) 6. Kona (cerise) 
7. Bright Lights Big City (wire print) 8. Cotton Couture (petal) 9. Habitat (dandelion)

I used the grey-ish one in the bottom right corner for the backing.   I got about 3 yards on sale...on two different occasions.
You can't really see it, but I finally used a scrappy binding!  I always love them when I see them (plus I didn't buy enough of anything to use a single fabric for the whole binding!) - I'm so glad I went for it!  For the quilting I just used my walking foot as a guide and stitched on either side of each seam...plus one "invisible" zigzag on the top.  I finished this one in record time too: started on Sunday, finished on Friday, and out of the dryer with only an hour to spare before we left for the airport!  

Final stats
Size: 40-something" x 50-something"
Fabrics: 100% cotton, listed above
Batting: 50% bamboo, 50% organic cotton
Piecing Thread: Aurifil white
Quilting Thread: King Tut, white 
Recipient: one super-cute, brand new baby named Greta!

3 comments:

  1. love it! the line on the far right going away from the zig-zag makes it so much more interesting than a "regular" zig-zag quilt.

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  2. How pretty! I like the coral-ey pinks, and I super duper like how the zig zags go falling off that edge! :)

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  3. It's beautiful! I love the backing fabric. And scrappy bindings are always fun!

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