This week has gone by very quickly. I have been busy with my little family, but have managed to sneak in some quilting time. In fact, I was able to finish this quilt for my sister T. I am excited to have it finished because it was my April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes (Link #19).
I decided to call it "Sunrise, Sunset" because I love how the colors blend together and how one strip is going in the opposite direction. (Is anyone else singing the song from Fiddler on the Roof yet?)
The design was inspired by the Strip and Flip quilt, but I made this with 4.5 inch wide strips and added borders.
Originally, I was going to quilt it like this: (I drew the design on clear vinyl with a washable dry erase marker.)
But when I sat down to do the quilting, it really wanted to be quilted like this:
I really like how it made the strips blend together better. I did decide to keep the quilting in the border the same.
It was my first time quilting feathers in the border with Princess. I like how it turned out, but I still have a lot to learn about feathers. :)
I like how the cream framed the colors, so I decided to use it for the binding as well. I stitched it down completely by machine.
The backing is just the tan fabric peeking out in the picture above. You can also see that I added my corner label again.
I made this as a gift for my sister (so I didn't do it for the money) but I did hear that quilts are more valuable if they are labeled. ;)
Quilt Stats #102
Name: Sunrise, SunsetInspired by: Strip and Flip Quilt
Quilting design: Spirals with hooks plus a feather border
Fabric: from my stash
Amount Used: 7 yards
Batting: Warm and White
Size: About 58 x 72 inches
Date finished: April 2014
What I learned:
- It is okay to change your mind about the quilting.
- Sometimes I like lighter bindings.
P.S. I will be linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes, Let's Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday, and Can I get a Whoop Whoop. (Links all on side bar.) I will also be linking up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.