Gratitude Week ~ Day 6
Today I am grateful for my ability to quilt and the opportunity to give service. Being able to do quilty service is even better.
I made this quilt to use the AccuQuilt and hopefully bring someone some comfort as well.
I started out with these practice blocks. They all used the same green, but different backgrounds. I found some lighter green to add dimension as well. My goal was to use every die in the three 12 inch qube sets made by AccuQuilt. I also used the pineapple BOB and the log cabin BOB. I had fun filling the quilt in with different sized blocks.
Once I had enough blocks made there was a lot of shifting things around on the design wall.
Then I sewed it into three chunks.
I sewed those together and added a border.
My sweet mother donated the backing and I pieced the batting from larger batting scraps. Then I quilted it on the long arm.
Taking it off the frames is always so much fun.
It looked even better once I trimmed it up.
I added a dark green binding to finish it off.
Here is a peek at the backing.
While my boys do not like this quilt (at all), I love how it turned out. I think I may have to make another one similar to it with brighter colors.
I think that keeping it green and neutral will make for a nice masculine donation quilt. I had so much fun with the AccuQuilt Qube sets and am so grateful my mother has decided to let me keep her AccuQuilt at my house for the time being.
What are you grateful for today?