I made this cute little quilt to hang in Monkey's new bedroom. I mostly used the Silly Gilly fabric from Henry Glass which I purchased last May.
I carefully cut out the letters and some of the monsters for this quilt. The fabric is so sweet because each letter has a word to go with it including: silly, teriffic, unique, valuable, and wise. They are the kind of words you want your family to think of and remember.
The borders came from the stripe print, but I am saving the trains for another quilt. They would have made the quilt too big for Monkey's wall.
After piecing it, I basted the quilt on my new super big cutting table. (More on that in my next post.) Then I quilted it on my Baby Lock Tiara.
I quilted it with a really fun swirl with arcs. Vicki used this design on one of her quilts recently and I have been practicing drawing it. It was just as much fun to quilt as I thought it would be. The arcs remind me of claws.
I used a light gray thread for quilting which blends with the bright colors on the front. You can see the quilting a little better on the backing.
The backing fabric is a Stonehenge by Northcott. It was originally going to be pillow cases to match my Modern Farmer's Wife quilt, but I decided I liked the plain cream pillow cases better.
I quilted some of the chevrons in the first one inch border and then quilted a series of claws/arcs in the second border.
I stitched the binding to the back by hand. I find myself binding more and more quilts by machine. However, if there is a higher contrast between the binding and the backing fabric I like to stitch it down by hand.
I really love this quilt and can't wait to get it hanging in Monkey's room.
Quilt Stats #180
Name: Monster Alphabet
Pattern: Square in a Square
Fabric: Silly Gilly for Henry Glass
Amount Used: 3.5 yards
Size: About 40 x 47 inches
Batting: Frankensteined Hobbs 80/20
Date Finished: 2016
What I learned:
- I need to make more quilts so I can try out the fun FMQ designs. Lol.
Monkey keeps telling me that he is ready for it to be hung in his room, but I still need to do that. Hopefully it will be hanging soon.
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