I finished R's cuddle quilt this week. It was my June goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes (Link #15). So nice to have it finished early again, because I never know what will take my time during the summer with my boys.
Here is a close-up of some of my favorite prints. I love the mustache print, and I know he will love the butterflies.
The phrase, "Second verse, same as the first" keeps going through my mind. His quilt is a lot like mine, but hopefully more masculine.
The solid in his quilt is Kona Crimson, while the one in mine is a mystery from my stash. Up close they aren't that different, but the small change makes a big difference.
His quilt also has a minky with shorter fibers on the back. I quilted it by stitching in the ditch horizontally and vertically.
I did the binding by machine with three inch cut strips. I like wider bindings when the quilt is thicker. I am beginning to really like binding by machine. It is so fast.
I finished this quilt in three days, and I totally love it! I just love quilts that are black and white plus one more color. It is my hope that my brother will also love and use it.
Name: R's Cuddle Quilt
Pattern: Patchwork with 6 inch finished squares
Quilting design: Stitch in the ditch
Fabric: Kona Crimson and random black & white prints
Backing: Black Minky
Amount Used: 7 yards
Batting: Warm and white
Size: about 60 x 72
Date Finished: June 2014
What I learned:
- It is really fun to go buy new fabric for a new quilt!
- I am tired of keeping track of a stash report, so I am not going to any more. I already know I am using way more than I am buying.
If my brother doesn't like it, he can just give it back. I am not the only one in my family who likes this quilt. ;)
P.S. I am linking up with Finish it up Friday and Can I get a Whoop Whoop.