Sunday, September 28, 2014

Baby Quilt

She likes purple! 

I went to the fabric store and looked for some dark purples for a baby quilt for my niece....she likes purple. I brought them home and pulled some teal and navy from my stash.  At this point I was still not sure what I was going to make. It needed to be modern.... I added some white to break up the color and attached purple binding.

I quilted a quick freehand swirl to contrast the linear piecing.  I waffled back and forth about thread color, and finally used white.  I like it.
I pieced the back with this fun purple and white chevron and some purple polka dot. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Crown Royal Finish

Quilt is finished.  Our friends (the quilt owners) came to spend a few days and it was on their bed when they arrived. Here is it in my spare bedroom over another comforter...that's what is hanging down underneath...
Crown Royal flannel and Denim  109 x 112

It is now at the end of it's it's forever home. 

Here is a link to the beginning of the Crown Royal/Denim quilt journey: 

A few highlights along the way--
Here's where it all started, from bags to blocks.

I alternated the purple blocks with light and dark denim blocks.
I like how the gold braid corners turned out.

To get the light and dark patches, you simply use the wrong side of the denim for the lighter blocks.

I kept the quilting at a minimum so it's actually quite soft and drapes well.  It's more like a comforter. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting, backing is cotton, Sew Fine Thread ( navy).  Just stitched a serpentine like around each block since I couldn't stitch over the braid.
 Simple ditching and wide bead board on the borders. 

I finished the skinny gold border to reflect the way the braid crosses at the corners of the blocks. 
I had exactly one bag left and used it to frame the label. 
The backing is pretty fun too!


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