Sunday, October 23, 2016

fall colors for a fall finish

It's fall and it's finished!

The Summer Sampler 2016 was a perfect quilt along for me.  I first blogged about it here.
I actually finished this quilt about a month ago.  My plan was to have it ready for a photo shoot on the perfect fall day during the peak color season.  Turns out my #fallcolorsforafallfinish tag was accurate as my quilt became camouflage in sunny scenery.

I sashed my blocks using directions given in Vintage Quilt Revival.  (The authors of the book were the hosts of the quilt along.)  I added an outside row to make this quilt just a little bit bigger.  My quilt finished about 68"x85"

I got a little overwhelmed thinking about how to quilt this.  I would have been fun to play with each block individually, but I ultimately decided to meander all over.  I really wanted to have a timely finish to share.

I used Quilter's Dream Select cotton batting.  This is a winter quilt for sure.  It's heavy!  I'm not sure if that's because of the shot cotton I used for the background or just that this is a bigger quilt than I usually make.  Either way it will be perfect for our camp.  I'm keeping this one!

No piecing on the back - I used this 108" wide print by Elizabeth HartmanThere is plenty of piecing on the front!


 Happy fall!

Linking up with:
Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday
Sew Fresh Quilts Let's Bee Social

quinn's quilt

I'm repeating a pattern but it's so perfect for a baby, why not?  (First quilt is here.)  The pattern for this Medallion Baby quilt by Angela Pingel is available in her book, A Quilter's Mixology.

I again used super soft Art Gallery fabrics this time from the Priory Square line by Katy Jones.  Shout out to Llama Fabrics for still carrying the few bits I needed to complete this!

For the back these beautiful butterflies by Laura Gunn for were a perfect match - and in my stash!  Also, when your name is Quinn and I'm making you a quilt, it gets a special tag!

Keeping it cozy and classic I used Quilter's Dream cotton Select batting and quilted these clam shells with 40 wt Aurifil #2021.

Ready for cuddles!

Linking up with:
Sew Fresh Quilts - Let's Bee Social
Crazy Mom Quilts - Finish it up Friday