Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Grandma's Quilt With a Big Roll Finish!!

Yay, I finished a quilt!
I bought this a charm pack several months ago on a whim.  As I looked at the colors and designs it made me think of my grandma.
I decided it was time to make a throw quilt for her.
 I had fun finding some fabrics of my own to throw in the mix in order to have enough squares for this disappearing nine-patch pattern.  That black and white polka dot really stands out, but it was actually a part of the pack!  The crazy border fabric was actually a square dancing skirt that grandma gave me to use the fabric.  I thought that it would be fitting to use it for her quilt.
 She is always cold and using a blanket.  I decided to back it with a minky fabric since it is heavier and oh, so soft!  It is red, although it looks a bit pink in this picture.
 I embroidered a little message in one corner for her.
 I also added a tag.  I've been meaning to make my own tags for a long time.  Last week I finally did it and managed to get 4 goods ones out of the sheet of 20 :S
 I quilted in the cream sections with just the top and batting so I wouldn't squish a lot of the minky pile.  Then I added the backing and did simple diagonal lines in a red cotton thread.
 I think she liked it :)!
I have used up most of my batting scraps and small pieces in several smaller projects lately.  I also have gotten tired of ordering the pre-cut battings.  I decided it was time to just get a roll!
 This massive box arrived last Friday and I'm excited to get to using it!  I went to order it and discovered it was half off and then I had a 15% off your total order coupon.  Hurray for bargains!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Not super fancy quilting but it looks so lovely from afar with the squares and diagonals