Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Alissa's Mom's Quilt: Custom Quilting


This is the second quilt I helped Alissa make for a Christmas gift last year.  This one was a gift for her mom.  I shared the one she made for her dad last week.  I helped her make four others in 2015.

She saw a quilt with similar blocks online, but didn't see a pattern.  I drafted it out and did the quilty math for blocks finishing at 11 inches.  The quilt finished about 55 x 77 inches.

We purchased the fabric, cut it out, and decided on a layout together.  First we tried a random layout.  Then we tried a rainbow layout.  (Forgive the awful phone photos, but I think it helps to see both ways.)



You can see which one we liked better!  The rainbow layout made the colors sing.

Alissa did all of the piecing and I quilted it with an open feather design on my Tiara.


She decided on a pink minky for the backing.


She chose the bright blue for the binding which we also worked on together.


She was thinking about wrapping it up like a big Tootsie Roll for fun.


It was so much fun helping Alissa finish this quilt.



XX,
Jasmine

10 comments:

  1. You were right - I love this quilt! Rainbow fabrics have so much more order when like colors are placed together. I like order. But I bet you knew that! I am going to practice the open feathers and use them on a chunky race quilt this week. So excited to try this one!

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  2. I like that you took the time to audition different layouts. The rainbow order really did let the colors sing. :)

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  3. Great choice on the layout. It is such a bright happy quilt :)

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  4. Good choice on the layout. IT does make the colors sing. I think your young friend is hooked :)

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  5. Such a fun happy quilt, you did the right thing with your final layout.

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  6. This looks great. It makes me happy that you are helping Alyssa.
    It is fun to do stuff together

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  7. This is a very happy quilt! The Minky on the back looks great and I love the colors on the front. And the quilting is fabulous. That's a design I need to practice - I love the texture it gives to the quilt.

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  8. Another beautiful quilt! I love the rainbow layout too and the quilt is just so bright and cheery :)

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  9. What a darling cheerful quilt. I am sure the rainbow colors, the layout of the blocks and the minky backing combined with the lovely FMQ will cure all ills in the world - or at least those of the recipient.

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  10. Very pretty. I love the rainbow, it's so happy! Nicely done you two!

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