That's right, for the second Friday in a row, I have a finish to share.
(We might want to mark this on the calendar, it's not going to happen again for a while- lol)
This is my quilt that I made with the Scrappy Stash Quilt Along hosted by Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts last fall.
I had a strong start with this quilt - and was working hard to have it finished in time to be part of the link party. But, being 8 months pregnant at the time, I developed complications that kept me on bed rest until the birth of my #2- weeks after the QAL was finished.
So even though I was not eligible to win any of the fabulous prizes that were handed out, I still ended up with this fabulous quilt.
|This backing did give me a little grief. See that 5 inch strip along the right side? One should always make sure her math is correct and that the backing is wide enough for the quilt top- BEFORE she spray bastes it together. :)|
I step back and look at this quilt and am so happy with its outcome.
This quilt was made 100% from my stash. The gray solid was actually a 90's mottled black and gold print that my mom handed down to me.
I am so happy that I flipped this around and used the back - gives a much more modern feel, for sure!
This is also my first attempt at machine paper piecing. I drafted my wonky flying geese on freezer paper- it was WAY easier than I thought it would be.
I even figured out the math to make the triangles to set my log cabin blocks on point
(All you need is Google and a Calculator)
I guess I feel that this quilt is a sign of growth for me as a quilter. And the finish is a sign that I can find some balance between my busy young family and sewing time.
I did back and forth quilting lines within the log cabin blocks. With the geese border, I wanted to create a sense of movement, so I added what I felt was a "breezy"quilting design.
I just love this luscious texture that I got after the washer and dryer.
I also have a confession: This is the first time I've ever used a cotton batting. I can totally see and feel the difference, and love the results.
Have I used the word 'love' alot in this post?
Guess that's why Melly + Quilts = Love.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!