Thursday, January 5, 2017
Dotty: A Finished Quilt
I have put all of the scraps from my Riley Blake Banner pannels to good use and made this cute baby quilt. There are a lot of extra seams in this quilt because I was trying to use up all of the pieces.
The panels had the half triangles and strips on the sides and I was able to use them. First I laid the left over triangles and the half triangles on my design wall.
Then I sewed the triangles together, and tried to cut them all the same size. I had fun playing with the arrangement.
The center of the quilt top ended up being about four inches smaller once it was all pieced. The points are not perfect because I cut out the triangles using the panel print and they were not truly all the same size. A little wonky never hurt anyone.
I trimmed all the panel side strips to 1.5 inches and sewed two strip sets.
These were then cut to 3.5 inches and added as a second border along with 2.5 inch cut Kona White.
The quilt top was so busy that I decided to quilt it simply with a medium stipple.
I purchased the solid Riley Blake Aqua fabric for the backing.
I love that it is the same color as on the top. I did learn that unlike most solids, Riley Blake solids do have a right and a wrong side. The wrong side is shinier and has a slightly different texture. However, it worked perfectly for a backing.
I hand sewed the binding (Kona Deep Red) down to the back due to the high contrast.
I love how it turned out! I decided to name it "Dotty" because of all the dots. This will either be gifted or donated somewhere this year.
Pattern: My own design
Fabric Used: Riley Blake Banner Panel scraps
Amount Used: 3.5 yards
Batting: Warm and White
Size: About 40 x 48 inches
Date Finished: January 2017
This is my first finish for 2017. Most of it was done last year, but I still had the handwork on the binding to do as the new year rolled in.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar including Oh Scrap.