Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Alissa's Dad's Quilt: Custom Quilting
I had so much fun helping my friend, Alissa, make this quilt for her dad for Christmas. We purchased the fabric together, cut it out together, and decided on a layout together. She did all of the piecing and I did the quilting on my Tiara. Then we did the binding together.
It is made using the Falling Charms pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company, but instead of precuts we used yardage. We used a different number of blocks to make the quilt finish about 59 by 84 inches. It was harder than expect to find sixteen different medium/dark masculine blues, but I think we succeeded in keeping it masculine.
I quilted it with a loopy spiral to soften all of the geometric angles.
She chose a gray minky for the back.
I always love how the quilting shows up on minky.
The binding was one of the dark blues.
I think it looks great in my living room, and I almost didn't want to let her take it away. ;)
I always enjoy helping my friends finish quilts.