Wednesday, December 21, 2016

for piper

Another new baby means another new baby quilt!

Bright colors on gray was requested for this one so I used these Modern Solids 2 by Alissa Haight Carlton that I had in my stash.  (A few colors are still available here.)  The three grays are from different Carolyn Friedlander lines.  

I started this quilt by making flying geese in a three different sizes.  For some reason I just couldn't get them to all fly together in a direction that pleased me.  Then the Modern Quilt Guild started their block of the month lessons in October and the littlest geese all sorted themselves out in Double T Blocks.  (I'll use the other geese another time.)  I brought a little more color in with a checkered border - not so modern, but I think it works here.


I used my walking foot to quilt straight lines about 3/8" apart which is, conviently, the width of the foot.  This quilt is 40" wide so that computes to 106 lines of quilting - phew! 


The backing is this beautiful Flock print from Michael Miller Fabrics, also from my stash.
The binding is two sided.  This is the second time I've used my friend Pam's tutorial.  Her measurements work perfectly.


All those quilting lines sure make for a beautiful drape! 


 Wishing everyone a very happy holiday!

Linking up with:
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10 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I am liking modern quilts more and more. What a beautiful example and you're right, the checkerboard absolutely works. Adore that backing fabric! Homerun here. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Janice. I purchased that backing for another quilt, then changed my mind. So glad because it works perfect here.

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  2. This is such a sweet quilt! Love the geese and the layout you chose. All those colours look so fresh against the grey. And that binding? Wow! How clever! This one is new to me, so thanks so much for sharing. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Lorna. I just caught the photo of 6 month old Orphan Andy. Do you go out and give him a hug every morning? I would!

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    2. That little boy is certainly a handful now. I try to stay on my own side of the gate while I meet with those calves in the morning. When they step on your toe.... it hurts! But they like to get petted!

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  3. This is just great and I am in love with the backing! TFS.

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    1. Thanks so much Heide. I bought it to back another quilt but it just didn't work out. At the time I was disappointed but now I know it was meant for something better! Happy New Year!

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  4. Are you going to publish a pattern for this quilt. I absolutely love it and I have a baby quilt that I need to make

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    1. Well thank you so much. I've never written up a pattern (or been asked to!) The center is made with 6 Double-T blocks using 2.5"x4.5" (unfinished)flying geese. I cut the first border 1.5" wide, the patchwork uses 2.5" squares, and the final boarder was cut 3.5" wide. If you want more specific instructions email me at runsewfun (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll try to write it up for you.

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  5. wow ! It's gorgeous ! great fabrics and pattern !

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