I finished up the Layer Cake Lemonade quilt this week. It is part of my January goals for A Lovely Year of Finishes. I decided to call it Blueberry Juice. It doesn't look like a Blue Raspberry Lemonade and who has ever heard of Blueberry Lemonade? ;)
I quilted it with my mom's Bernina 440, because my Janome is still being serviced. It was fun to play with the BSR, but I really missed the extra space of my larger machine. I used two different colors of thread. A light blue over the lights, and a grey over the darks. The grey blended with more of the blues than any blue thread I had.
Because the backing fabric is so splotchy with lights and darks, both colors blend in beautifully.
I love how this quilt turned out, and see more Layer Cake Lemonade quilts in my future stash busting this year. For more information about how I plan on using up and cutting my stash, see this post.
Just so you know (but don't tell any one else...like my neighbors) I braved the falling snow in my Crocs and pajamas just to get the outdoor pictures. I did wear a jacket, though.
For now, this quilt will live here in my basement on this rack my awesome hubby made.
But when I finish a different winter quilt, it may move to my sofa.
Quilt Stats #79
Name: Blueberry Juice
Pattern: Layer Cake Lemonade
Fabric: Blues from my stash
Amount used: 5 yards
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: about 48 x 61 inches
Date Finished: January 2014
What I learned:
- Sometimes simple patterns can pack a punch.
- The BSR is fun, but I like my Janome. (Always good to appreciate your own machine.)
- I can use my stash for fun projects.
My other finish this week is this table runner.
It is larger than the light blue one I finished earlier this month. It is about 20.5 x 50 inches. It used up nearly 3 yards of my stash fabric. The batting was a scrap the perfect size from a lap quilt I made last year. The backing fabric is the leftovers from the Blueberry Juice quilt.
As you can see, I quilted it with a loosely echoed wavy line about 1.25 inches apart. I wanted the wiggle to evolve, so I didn't use the guide bar with my walking foot. I really like how it turned out, and so does my husband.
The first thing Cheetah said was, "Oh. You quilted it with that squiggle again. I don't like it." Good thing it was not for him.
Because of its larger size, it is too big for my kitchen table. So it will live on top of my computer desk this month.
Those three darling babies are my boys: Cheetah, Panda and Monkey between 15-18 months old.
Here are both projects together (with less glare on the photographs).
I never knew blue fabric could be so much fun! I am looking forward to finishing the other three blue quilts I started this month... Maybe I need some pillows next. :o)
P.S. I will be linking up with Finish it up Fridays at Crazy Mom Quilts and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.