I am excited to share my first finished nephew/niece quilt today. (One down and another 40 something to go.) J is my first nephew to get married and their colors are Tiffany Blue, bright red, gray, and white. I chose to use aqua, red, gray, and off white for their quilt.
I talked more about the piecing of the quilt in my last post. Basically I had planned on making a large 16 inch finished pinwheel block, but ended up making a 15 inch disappearing pinwheel block instead. I decided to name the quilt "In a Dash," because the pinwheels ended up in a churn dash block.
I really love how the blocks turned out.
I decided to quilt this quilt with small and big circular loops because of the all the polka dots. Both of the front...
And on the back.
The backing is this darling minky in the perfect colors I found in the clearance section. And it is even cousin tested and approved!
I bound the quilt in the same gray (Moda Christmas) fabric that I used for the cornerstones between the blocks.
It gives the quilt a nice soft finish. The fabrics are kinda girly, so I hope my nephew will still enjoy it as much as his soon to be wife!
Quilt Stats #144
Quilt Name: In a Dash
Pattern: Altered Disappearing Pinwheel 2
Fabrics Used: Kona Snow and misc red, aqua, and gray fabrics
Amount Used: 7.5 yards
Size: About 58 x 76 inches
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Date Finished: July 2015
What I learned:
- When the fabric tells you to change your plan it is good to listen.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out to see what other quilters have been making.