I finished Ava & Ella's Christmas quilts just before Christmas. I quilted them both on the long arm at my LQS! I used pantograms for both quilts as they are simple patchwork quilts and I didn't need anything "fancy". Although I do think they are very nice and fairly detailed pantograms. (More on Ella's quilt in a future post.)
My Uncle John took pictures of the quilts (on his awesome deck!). Thank you, John! I owe you big time! Now here comes a barrage of pictures:
I had a few blocks left over after I finished piecing the top, so I put those on the back of the quilt.
I decided to bind Ava's quilt with the green chevron fabric from V & Co's line Simply Color. I love the look of it. I didn't quite cut the fabric correctly, but now I know in the future to cut my binding strips based on the fabric. I think I will stock up on these chevrons for future bindings! (The pictures that follow were taken by me - as you can probably tell! I forgot to ask John to get some pictures of the binding.)
A little close-up detail of the quilting on the back.....
One more picture I took myself while perching on the edge of the my deck railing, trying not to fall into the bushes.... (much better & safer to have John take pictures).
And here is Ava holding up her quilt on Christmas Eve....
I think she liked it :-D
Fabric: Miscellaneous fabrics from Hobby Lobby
Michael Miller Ta-Dot in pink, raspberry, aqua, & grape
Backing – green Stonehenge fabric (forgot to document the details)
Batting – Warm & Natural
Binding – white & lime green dotted zig zag from the Simply Color fabric line by V & Co for Moda
Pattern: simple patchwork, strip pieced using 3” strips (finished at 2.5” squares)
Dimensions: 50" x 70"
Started quilt top: May 2012
Finished quilt top: August 3rd, 2012
Quilted: on long arm at Quilt-N-Kaboodle by me using computerized pantogram
Made for: my niece Ava for Christmas 2012
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday hosted by Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts.