Thursday, February 25, 2016

30's / feedsack patchwork quilt (& another giveaway)

I need to get better at blogging after I finish a quilt!  This 8 month delay I have going between finishing a quilt and blogging about it makes it difficult to remember the details about the quilt.  And I always forget to take a picture of the fabrics before I cut them up!  This quilt came about because I had a stack of 30’s fabrics in my stash (not pictured) and I had ordered a few Pam Kitty Morning fabrics that caught my eye.  I had also received 2 mini charms of Penny and Friends by Darlene Zimmerman from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company.  

I decided to mix them all together in a traditional patchwork quilt.  Because some of the fabrics were fat quarters, some were fat eighths, and some were standard ¼ yards, I decided against strip piecing.  I had less waste by cutting the 4.5” squares from each fabric individually, and I was able to have a more random layout of fabrics.  That also meant that I had to lay out 288 squares of fabric, one at a time.  More time consuming, but for some reason it didn’t seem to bother me.  (I pieced the mini-charms together to make 4 patch blocks that I interspersed among the other squares.)  The squares finish at 4” and the quilt measures 64” x 72”.

For backing fabric, I used another 30’s print that I had in my stash - orange background with pink flowers.  It wasn’t quite large enough for the entire back, so I added a polka dot fabric that I had in my stash to the sides.  In fact, this fabric was at one time the curtains & crib skirt for my daughter’s nursery.  But those days are long gone and there was no reason to save them, so I cut them up and re-used them. 

I sent this quilt out to Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting and she quilted it with the Nectar panto.  I love the bees and flowers and think this design complements the 30’s / feedsack fabrics perfectly.  

For binding, I used more of the polka dot fabric.  I debated on a black and white stripe, but I think the polka dots make the quilt feel a little more whimsical and vintage.

I didn’t make this quilt with any recipient in mind, so it will probably just stay with us.  According to my kids, you can never have too many quilts for a fort.

Another giveaway ::  I ended up with very little fabric leftover from this quilt, but I do have a little stack of 2.5" squares (mini-charm pack?) of Civil War fabrics if anyone is interested in those.  They would make a cute little doll quilt or mug rug!  Just leave a comment below if you’d like to be in the giveaway drawing.  Make sure there is a way I can contact you!  If you are a no-reply blogger, be sure to leave your email address!  US only please since I will pay shipping.  I will pick a winner on March 3rd at 5:00 pm CST.  Giveaway closed & winner announced on this post

Quilt Stats:

          Quilt top - mix of 30’s, feedsack, Pam Kitty Morning, & Darlene Zimmerman fabrics
          Backing  - orange with pink flowers 30’s print
          Binding - white with various shades of pink polka dots
Pattern: traditional patchwork
Dimensions: 64” x 72”
Started: July 2015
Finished: July 2015
Quilted by: Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting

Monday, February 8, 2016

polka dot fat quarter giveaway winner

Thank you to everyone who read & commented on my post about Vivi's baby quilt.

I used to choose the winner ::

Congratulations to Jennifer, who has been contacted by email.  

I hope to be back later this week with another finished quilt (& possibly another fabric giveaway), so check back or sign up to be notified when I have a new post!

Thanks for reading!