Thursday, July 23, 2015

In a Dash: A Finished Quilt

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.  


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  1. You are the queen of finding great minky deals; it matches so perfectly! :)

  2. I love your blocks, colors and the quilting!

  3. Those loops look great quilted with all those polka dots! That's a great wedding gift, Jasmine. Good think the various nieces and nephews won't all be getting married at the same time, right? :)

  4. The name is perfect and your quilt turned out great, the quilting is beautiful, what a lovely gift for newly weds!!

  5. Love these colours and the loopy quilting really suits it!

  6. It turned out gorgeous, Jasmine! You are a natural designer! :)

  7. Oh how I love that most-perfect minky! On sale to boot-meant to be! As well as the loops both big and if your nephew thinks the quilt is too girly, sent it my way... :-)

  8. Just got home from another camping trip so I am playing catch up a bit! So glad I hopped over to see what you have been up to. Love how this came out. I have been admiring several quilts in blogland in this color scheme lately so of course I really like how you did yours :-)

  9. Beautiful!!! Great colors and design!

  10. Oh it all came together so nicely! I love the minky on the back, it really is the perfect match!

  11. It sounds like quite a long-term mission for you to make niece/nephew quilts. I love this one. The color scheme is one of my favorites. While I've never backed a quilt in minky, this quilt makes me want to do what the cousin in the photo is doing. While there is one floral print, I don't think the quilt is overly girly. What a great gift!

  12. Another beautiful finish, in a dash. The minky is a perfect match.

  13. I love churn dash quilts -- and this is no exception!!! I love how much space you've given it to breathe, and the fabric choices will remain fresh and classic for years to come. What a lovely gift for you nephew and his wife! :D

  14. Oh this is sweet! I have always admired the Churn Dash block and the pinwheels are a beautiful addition. The quilting in loops really suits and that minky backing looks so soft!

  15. It's absolutely darling! Your boys and their love of minky just makes me smile every time!

  16. I just love how this one turned out!! Beautifully done, as usual! I keep thinking I really need to do a churn dash quilt.... I might have to change directions for the one I am planning for my nephew's step son! . . . What's one more change in plans after about 10 in the last 24 hours. . . LOL


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