My Latest Gifted Quilt

I am finally beginning to feel like things are back to normal after last week with my nieces and nephews here.  It was a hectic crazy week but definately a memorable one!

I finished this quilt the day before the kids came and didn’t get a chance to tell you about it last week.  Again I raced the dead line….and again in the very nic of time, finished. 

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Here it is in the quilting machine….I love my Grand Quilter and Next Generation quilting frame.  It make machine quilting a breeze!  I used a layer cake of Charisma Fabric which part of Moda’s fabric line. 

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I cut my layer cake (10″ fabric squares) in half diagonally two times.  Then I sewed them together making hour glass blocks.  I layed the blocks out and sewed them together making the center 5×7.  Then I cut strips for the borders sewing them together then to the center piece.  When I added the end borders, I sewed a left over quilt block onto each end. 

When I quilted this I used a stippling design….but my favorite feature is this.  I quilted the couple’s names into the blue binding strip.

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I LOVED the look.  I usaually put the couple’s name in the quilting design but have never done in right on the border.  I was wrapping it up and my daughter Kalissa threw a fit and wouldn’t let me cover it with wrapping paper.  So she wrapped just like it’s shown in the photo.  It looked really nice.  I plan on wrapping quilts that way from now on.

This week I am hoping to get a baby quilt in the quilting machine and finished.  It’s one I designed so I will be adding a tutorial to go with it!    You may be wondering if I have any more gifted quilts in my future….well yes I do.  I have two new nephews who are scheduled to arrive in the next two months…family and friends make it a busy quilting life and I love it!

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