Lucy, our little grand daughter is finally getting her quilt!!
Here’s where I was at earlier this week…loaded and ready to machine quilt. You can see Ruby sunning herself at the foot of the frame.
Here’s how it ended up. I’m happy with it. Of course, there are things that I’d change. That’s true with most every quilt I make…if I ever make it again considerations are always happening. I’m happy that she’s getting a unique quilt.
I can’t thank Cheryl enough for the awesome scraps that she sent to me which sparked the project. The fabrics were PERFECT!!
You can see that I went with a small stipple for the quilting motif. I want them to use it so that means it will get washed and that means some dense quilting would be appropriate.
Here’s the backing….(no one gasp now) It’s Wal-mart fabric. It was $3.99 a yard. I didn’t buy it because it was cheap. I bought because I loved it! It felt really good…and I loved the print. I know there is poor quality fabric but this didn’t feel poor quality at all. Worse case scenerio, it’s crap and I have to make her another quilt…I guess I can do that! I really think the fabric is going to last though.
It’s a directional fabric and I hate piecing that together so I’ve found the best thing to do is to make a joiner. In this case I sewed extra squared together then when the two pieces of fabric meet it doesn’t look awkward as they don’t match.
Here’s a close up of the fabric…cute, right?
So how did the name and mouse and turn out? Take a look.
I ended up blanket stitching around the letters it make them stand out. If I did it again….I’d hand stitch them. That’s what I did with the mouse. I do think the mouse is adorable. I embroidered a nose, whiskers and eyes. For those of you who missed Monday’s blog post, the mouse is significant as our son calls her “little mouse” a lot. She’s had other names but Little Mouse is what we often hear.
Aren’t these the perfect prints??!!?! I sure love them. I’m contemplating making one for one of my childcare kiddos. Its so easy, yet turns out great.
For those of you wondering…this is a scrappy version of a disappearing nine patch. I used squares that were cut at 3 1/2″.
I’m off to see Lucy on Sunday…I’m giving this to her then. Thanks again Cheryl!!! The fabrics made my day.