I got the quilt finished and easily before the due date. I wasn’t sure that would happen after the weekend drama.
Kelli came home on Tuesday to get some things she need for a college class and while she was home, I had her help me sew the top together. Then yesterday I quilted and bound it.
It is made with a Tranquilty layer cake, a moda marble cream fabric and brown fabric for the binding and cornerstones. The polka dot backing fabric came from the clearance rack for $5 a yard. The total size of the quilt is 67 x 74..perfect for a wedding gift.
If you want to make one it is SUPER easy. Cut your 10 inch layer cakes into 5 inch squares. Cut brown and cream fabric into 5 inch squares. Follow Rachel’s disappearing nine patch tutorial putting the Tranquility squares in the outside corners, the brown in the center, and the cream fabric in the middle sides. Cut your nine patches in half and wa-la, you have your blocks. I love how it makes it’s own sashing….Sew the blocks together making sure to save some brown and cream to make top and side rows of sashing.
I tried a new quilting desing on this quilt. I was over at Anka’s Treasures Blog and saw how she draws a quilt design out on a dry erase board before she actually quilts. I loved the design she showed in the lower left so I gave it a try. I had a few mistakes that you can see if you’re a quilter but the average eye will pass them by. I LOVED this quilting design once I got about half way finished and my confidence was a little higher.
I used a gold thread to quilt it and it was definately the right choice. When I showed my hubby the quilt, he said…oh, I thought it was going to be plain.
I love the Tranquility fabric. There’s browns, oranges, reds and greens…perfect for this time of year. If you are looking for a tranquility layer cake, check them out at Green Fairy Quilts. They are only $20.95. I don’t think layer cakes get cheaper than that!
I have a few more quilting projects in the make so check back for a new project in a couple days.