I am happy to say that this quilt for my father is finished! I made a smaller quilt with the same fabrics for my husband last March. My dad saw it and said he wanted one just like it, but bigger. My mom bought the fabrics last summer, but I didn't get around to cutting them until November. I made the large blocks at the Quilt Bliss Retreat.
I finished the quilt top here at my parent's house, and quilted it with my mom's long arm machine.
I quilted it simply with a large meander to keep it cuddly.
I did the binding by machine, but cut it out at 2.25 inches instead of my usual 2.5 inches. It worked well with the narrow pieces in the blocks.
I am so pleased with how it turned out.
There are moose, deer, bears, birds, leaves, and pine cones on the front. There are elk on the back.
Just ignore the funny shadows on the quilt from this tree. I was happy for some sunshine for the pictures.
Quilt Stats #171
Name: More Forest Friends
Pattern: Square in a Square
Fabrics Used: Pine Ridge Panel
Amount Used: 9 yards
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 60 x 80 inches
Date Finished: January 2016
What I learned:
- I am getting faster putting quilts on my mom's frames, but it is still much easier with a helper.
I made a drawstring bag for my dad with some of the leftover backing fabric.
However, I couldn't make just one. Lol. These bags are great for using up larger scraps, and I only had one left from my batches last year.
My dad loves the quilt and looks forward to using it at his cabin. He plans to keep his headphones in his new bag, and I love seeing things I make used.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out to see what other quilters are up to.