Thursday, February 16, 2017
Springtime Race: A Finished Quilt
This is the quilt top I made with my mom and her neighbor Tracey when I was teaching them how to make a Chunky Race Quilt. My mom and I looked through her stash and pulled out these spring colored fabrics that went well together. We cut out 60 pieces each that were four inches by 21 inches. 44.5 of them were sewn together. I ended up with sixteen rows about 56 inches wide. Then I took 11.5 pieces and sewed them together. I ended up with four rows about 59 inches wide. I added it to the top of the big piece and trimmed it the same width. Then I took three pieces and sewed them into one row, added it to the top, and trimmed it the same width. I ended up with a quilt about 56 inches wide and 73 long. It used 59 of the 60 strips I cut and gave me a great lap quilt.
I used some cream minky for the backing because I wanted to keep this one. I quilted it on the Bernina Q24.
Every row has a different quilting design. I enjoyed trying a few new designs.
I hope I never get tired of seeing a quilt as it comes off the frames.
I squared the quilt up and added a scrappy blue and green binding.
I named it Springtime Race due to the sweet colors.
All of the fun quilting designs really show up on the minky backing, even if the creamy minky looks more like a gray in the picture.
I think the hearts in the middle are my favorite design.
I really love this free-motion quilting row sampler quilt.
Quilt Stats #201
Name: Springtime Race
Pattern: My Chunky Race Quilt
Fabric Used: From my mom's stash
Amount Used: 6.5 yards
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 56 x 73 inches
Date Finished: 2017
Maybe this quilt will hang out in the living room if I change the colors for spring. I love having a quilt ready for cuddling on this chair.
My mom has also finished piecing her quilt, but it may be a little while before she quilts it herself.
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