Monday, June 4, 2012

Another Pink and Gray

I finally took my machine mastery class in March (only a year after I got my new machine, oops!), and while I was in the class, I got 15% off my purchases. Well, there was a certain fabric that was so close to the end of bolt that it screamed at me until I took it home with me. It helped that as soon as I picked up the bolt, I knew what I wanted the quilt that would be made with said fabric would look like. And thus, this quilt was born!


Of course, I didn’t have either of the pink solids I needed, but a Kona color card and a small online purchase took care of that pretty fast!


After the top was done, I once again let my fingers fly and ordered the backing and binding (from the lovely Hawthorne Threads. Love them! Awesome and fast shipping, and reasonable prices!)


I also decided on what the quilting would be way faster than usual on this quilt (and all by myself! Rare for me!) While I was basting, I grabbed one of my small plates, which happened to be just 1/8” bigger than my finished block size (woo woo!), and traced circles in each block.

When I went to quilt it, first I tried to free motion the circles, but they looked, well…really bad. Out came the seam ripper, and then out came the walking foot! Now the quilting looks fabulous :)


Why are my pregnant friends having boys?

Oh yeah, and Zoey wandered out while I was taking pictures, and insisted that her Lalaloopsy needed a picture too:


She makes me giggle :)

Quilt finished at 40” x 48”. Fabric is It’s A Girl Thing from Michael Miller, and Kona solids Coal, Ash, Bubble Gum, and Baby Pink.

This quilt is now up in my shop.

Soon, I have a super awesome finished quilt to show, but I haven’t decided if I’m going to post it before it gets to the recipient or not :)


Kiza said...

Super cute! I really love the round quilting - it sets off the center blocks really nicely. Love the stripy binding, too!

Tiffany said...

LOVE everything about this one! Seriously wish I had an excuse to snatch it!