Tuesday, September 15, 2015
My Niece's Fourth Quilt
I recently helped my niece S finish her fourth quilt. (The other quilts I helped her with can be found here and here.) I love how it turned out.
She has decided that she loves to make a quilt when she is visiting Utah, and I love helping her. She looked through pictures of quilts I have made in the past and fell in love with the Layer Cake Lemonade pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop. We made it bigger by adding to the bottom and side. When I knew she wanted to make the quilt in teals, blues, and purples I offered for her to come shopping in my stash for her birthday.
We had fun cutting it out and determining a layout on my design wall. We labeled all the pieces with Post-it notes and she took it to my mother-in-law's to piece. Once the top was finished I helped her with the backing and I quilted it on my mom's Fusion. She helps me when it is time to roll the quilt.
She selected a breeze pantograph which came with my mom's machine and quilted it in a blue Aurifil 50 weight thread.
She really has such a good eye for color. The blue thread she chose blended beautifully with the teals, blues, and purples. Plus, it looks really neat on the solid black backing.
We were really short on time, so I took it back to my house and added the binding. A nice teal solid which she selected.
I finished it the day before she flew home and quickly took pictures in my back yard.
My sweet niece has already given this quilt to a friend of the family who is 95 years old. I know the recipient treasures this quilt and appreciates all the work that went into making it.
Also before she left, she bought a kit for another quilt. It came in 5 inch cut squares. She said that it will be an incentive to learn how to use her own sewing machine back home. I am sure her fifth quilt will be coming soon. ;)
Can you tell I am such a proud aunt?
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out for lots of quilty inspiration.