Denise and John are great and it makes me happy to make something for someone when I know that it is something they want. She requested a quilt made up of different shades of blue and neutrals. My plan was to make the quilt completely from fabrics in my stash (I have way too much fabric), and I was actually pretty successful. I only bought 4 quarter yard cuts to kind of even the blues out since most of what I have is aqua and turquoise.
I have been wanting to try some wonky cross blocks for a while. They are pretty easy and don't have much fabric waste, which was important because I was trying to work within my stash.
I am really hoping that they love it. I did enjoy making it, but queen sized quilts are a lot of work. They get really heavy!
I quilted it with random organic (aka not completely straight) lines. Even though it takes a lot of time and is a little tedious, I love the texture that it gives a quilt. Each column took me 45 minutes to an hour to quilt (there are 11 columns) and took at least a bobbin of thread. The finished quilt is about 90" square.
I was very happy when I remembered that I had fabric in my stash for the backing. I bought this Moda 108" wide dottie a few months ago. As much as I like a pieced back, it was nice to use one solid piece for a large quilt.
This is the quilt after being washed. It turned out so soft and crinkly!
I also finished up one smaller project today. Yesterday I walked into Sew Modern and saw some Loulouthi velveteen in the remnant bin. I almost squealed. I even had the perfect voile at home to match up with the velveteen for some figure 8 scarves.
My sister Carly is turning 19 at the end of the month and she actually lives in a place where it gets cold (Provo) so I thought this would be a good gift for her (of course I have enough fabric to make 2 so I am going to keep one for myself even though it is perpetually warm in Southern California). I had my husband take quick shot of me wearing it today, even though it was 80 degrees outside.
I am linking up with TGIFF over at Echinops & Aster.