Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Finished Squares Quilt

I showed a little of this quilt in this post  a couple of weeks ago, and here is the final info about it.  I made this quilt over a year ago for my baby, and finally pulled it out and finished the binding in time to enter the county fair.  I haven't washed it yet, but that will be happening later today.  Unwashed measurements are 73x98.  This is a big one.

This is based on The Orange Quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew.  I strip pieced my blocks rather than doing a stack-n-whack, and it went together really fast.  Funny how a quilt that goes together so fast can take so long to bind.... or to get around to binding.

I free-motion quilted this on  my domestic sewing machine before I bought my Grace Frame.  I realized I don't like domestic FMQ.  I didn't feel like I had the control I wanted, and apparently I wasn't willing to put in the practice to get much better at it!  I really prefer FMQ now on a machine on a frame, especially if it's a longarm with more throat space than what I've currently got. =)
I am very happy with how it turned out.  I like this quilting pattern a lot.

 When I chose fabrics for this quilt I started with three from a line called Pacific Trade Winds by Studio e Fabrics--those are the red and dark blue ones with circles on them, and the plaid.  I added a navy blue Buggy Barn Basics for Henry Glass fabrics for the background.  The light blue is Robert Kaufman, the green is Summer Song by Riley Blake, and I don't know the yellow dot.  The only piece of selvage I have left says ".  ALL RIGHTS RESERV"  and then it is cut off.  There's also a nearly-solid red that I don't know.  I used almost every square inch of that one up.  I used a basic-looking navy blue extra wide backing fabric with just a little print on it for the back.

I think my little guy will like this for a long time!  It certainly isn't one that he'll outgrow when he's six or eight. I really like that.


  1. This is such a cute quilt, Barbie. And it was fun seeing it at the fair!

  2. This quilt is too cute! Great quilting, too! I'm sure your little guy will love it for a LONG time! I started a quilt last night for my granddaughter that I hope she likes for a long time, too! :)


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