Have you ever held a quilt hostage?
Gifted it and then said “oh, you can’t have it quite yet”?!
I gifted it to the hubz this past Christmas.
his blue Dresden Plate quilt is still a WIP (an anniversary present I’ve been
working on since 2015 – but in all fairness, I am hand quilting the whole
thing, so…) and I had intended to make him a quilt using these fabrics back in
2016 but wound up on bed rest.
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The fact that it’s Easter this weekend and April is finally
making its appearance (and hopefully bringing warmth and sunshine with it), I
figured it was high time I get this beauty shared with you, so I can officially
gift her! It’s ALL about priorities 😜!
Now that I’ve handed her off, I can focus on my other quilt projects while I ponder the things I love about quilting – like the versatility
Who doesn’t like options, right?!
Take patterns as an example. Everyone has their own take on
what colours and prints they want to work with, which entirely changes the look
and feel of a finished quilt.
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leftover from my stop on Pat Bravo’s Heartland blog hop and thought the Scandinavian design prints
would be a perfect fit for the geometric nature of the quilt pattern.
I adore the simplicity of Scandinavian style and he loves
owls and clean lines, so I thought it would be the perfect combo.
Plus, it was giving me the chance to see how different the
fabrics themselves look when paired with a different pattern.
Just look at how different the two looks are:
hint of soft yellow
minty green as the background.
patterns was the variety of looks my pattern testers came up with while testing
my Reverberance quilt.
You can check that out here.
Although this makes a generous throw size quilt (63″ x 63″), the piecing
doesn’t take that long.
cutting done at the outset, it comes together really quickly. And makes for a
great opportunity to catch up on some of your favourite podcasts, binge on
Netflix or listen to an audio book.
The longest bit, at least for me, is squaring up all those
half square triangles. Check out this tutorial on how to square up HST quilt blocks if you need tips on how to do that (it stumped me when I first started quilting
opted to go with. I love straight line quilting and I’ve been meaning to do
matchstick quilting on a larger project. I will forewarn, this is not for the
faint of heart. It’s not complex. It’s not even challenging (well, once you get
good at keeping those lines straight – plotting your lines with a hera marker helps 😉),
but it is time consuming. Like, catch-up on a whole audio book time consuming!!
It took many sessions to get her done, but the look it gives and the FEEL of
her is just amazing and worth every minute I spent at the machine.
This quilt reconfirms that design really is in the details
and spending time getting those details right is SO worth it.
Did I mention how amazing she feels?! I could snuggle under
her for days and was thankful for the time I spent under her while storms were
raging outside as I sat hand binding her over the holidays.
I made while finalizing the pattern. You never know when those orphan blocks
will come in handy! Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make your own quilt
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opportunities to bring your own flare to this modern quilt pattern. Grab the Plus Infinity quilt pattern and get started
today and make one for a loved one. Just know that the hardest part will be
parting with her 😉
PS Adding this pretty to Finish it up Friday hosted by Crazy Mom Quilts and knocking it off my Q1 2018 FAL list!
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