I named this quilt "Race to the Sky" because it is a jelly roll race quilt with a sky border containing suns and moons.
It really was a fast finish. I started with the jelly roll already cut, and pieced the top in one afternoon.
Then the next day I pieced the backing...
And then quilted it with Princess, my new Baby Lock Tiara. I quilted it with gray thread with pointy spirals. Which really is one of my favorite FMQ designs.
Then the next morning I did the binding by machine. I love this old stripe fabric.
So this quilt was finished in less than 48 hours over a period of three days.
I even added my favorite corner label while doing the binding. :o)
It is a gift for my brother M. That teal/aqua color has been his favorite color for as long as I can remember. He actually was visiting when I was working on binding my reverse star quilt, and commented on how much he liked the sun and moon print on the backing, so I know he is just going to love this quilt. When I asked what he would like me to make him with the fabric, he said that he would use a lap quilt. So, I really hope this quilt will be used and loved.
Quilt Stats #99 (How cool is that number?)
Name: Race to the Sky
Pattern: Jelly Roll Race (my third one)
Quilting Design: Pointy Spirals
Fabrics: Bright cool colors from my stash
Amount used: 8.5 yards
Batting: Warm and White
Size: About 62 x 76 inches
Date Finished: March 2014
What I learned:
- The Warm and White batting was easier to quilt with the TruStitch.
- I can still use my DMC 50 wt. embroidery thread for quilting with princess.
- I love the little bit of purple mixed in the the blues and teals.
P.S. I will be linking up with Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
P.P.S. I added another half yard to my stash today. :o) I am slowly but surely getting the newer cuter fabrics I like.