My sister in law has been sewing up a storm!! It the past month she’s made THREE quilts. She mailed two down to me to quilt for her. She is chasing a deadline as one is for her dad for his birthday in early February. I got one done right away and the second waited a couple days until Tueday when she contacted me and said that the weather is just kind of crappy and it looked like Wednesday might be the best day to come. I dropped what I was doing and went to throw her second quilt on the frame.
Well she had bought a sheet to back it but the sheet was too small….she suggested I piece it but then I noticed that the sheet was mostly polyester. Drat-I forgot to her a cotton sheet. Well I had been to Goodwill on Saturday when Hubby and I were out and I happened to find a sheet that I bought. At the time I questioned it as the color was nice…just not something I typically have use for-but it was such a nice sheet..as brushed 100% cotton and queen sized so I bought it.
It was PERFECT for the quilt!!!
She made this with the left overs from my quilt made with Moda’s fabric line PB&J. I had leftovers and the then dug through some of the other fabric scraps I had and we managed to find enough for the top plus a few extras. The extra fabric we added really made the quilt POP! The extras are the brighter oranges and yellows.
I just did a free form type of quilting. I ended up really liking it. I was a little challenged on picking a thread color and was surprised with what I ended up with…a pastel variegated. I would have never imagined that to work but it looked wonderful. The little hint of color on the white areas looked great.
I got the quilt off the frame late Tuesday night so Wednesday morning, a few minutes before they arrived, I quickly tossed it out on the couch and snapped a photo. Isn’t it a pretty quilt. I love the fabric!! The quilt pattern in Atkinson Designs’ Lucky Stars.
Everyone who ever comes to me wanting to know more about quilting, I recommend this pattern to. It’s very forgiving and looks harder than it actually is.
I sent Steph home with a BIG bag of 100% cotton shirts….I am thinking that having to cut those shirts down and “make them into fabric” might slow her down a bit but we’ll see…and for those inquiring minds who want to know if I bound the quilts for her- I didn’t. She’d been watching some youtube videos and thought she might be able to do it.
It’s been fun finding someone else who is quilt obsessed.