Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quilt Assembly :: Fast and Slow

During the month of December (from the 1st through the 24th) there are 4 days that my kids do not have sports.  As of today there are 3 days and one of those days is Christmas Eve.  This means, I need to carefully plan this month in order to fit everything in.

Yesterday, I was able to squeeze in some sewing time. Yay!

First up on my list was the Farmer's Wife block that I picked colours for 2 weeks ago.

FW 18 Century of Progress

I hand pieced this one again.  It was so much fun doing the last one that I couldn't help myself, the added bonus of hand sewing is that I can take it to work and sew on my lunch break.  (This would qualify as the S-L-O-W in the title of today's post).  I really need to find my high gear and commit to finishing this quilt soon.  Hopefully I can get serious in the new year.

What is the fast one?  This quilt top that I started yesterday.  It will be a Christmas gift for a young girl when it is complete.  

UPDATE: Finished quilt here.
I think it is the sweetest quilt.  It comes from a quilt kit that I bought a few months ago.  I was not sure if I was going to have time to complete it or not, so I left it off my to do list, but after my unsuccessful day of shopping on Monday I decided I must make this quilt.

The quilt is a lap size quilt (42" X 68" - I didn't measure, but that is what the kit said).  The bow on the front is an applique.  I used double sided fusible interfacing to position the bow then I zig-zagged around the edges to secure it.

Now, I have a problem!  When I bought the quilt kit online, I also bought the recommended backing fabric.  The fabric clashes SOOOO bad!  The quilt is pink and the backing is orange-red.  There is nothing in the quilt that coordinates with it.  So, I looked through my stash and all I could find was 3 more fabrics that do not match.

Now you can help me.  I have to buy a backing for this quilt.  The finished quilt will be going to a young girl.  What type of backing fabric would you use?

I am linking up with WIP Wesdnesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. What a cool quilt!! I would definitely go with fleece. Sooooo comfy/snuggly. Almost as snuggly as quality minky (not sold at JoAnns), but that's on the expensive side. My girls absolutely adore anything backed in fleece or minky.

  2. Lovely Quilt - I have a fleece blanket in my house - looks like it has been used as a mop for the floor of my sewing room. It collects all little treads that float around my house - it's home is in the living room and it has never been in the sewing room! Perhaps I just need to clean more!

  3. Cute quilt! I'm sure she will love it!

  4. The quilt kit is so cute, it's a shame that the backing clashes. I'm always a fan of cotton backing, but if you used fleece, you wouldn't necessarily have to add any batting. Just something to think about :)

  5. Your quilt is really great, I love the pink bow. Great idea.

  6. Thank you for your thoughts! It seems like the backing really comes down to personal preference. Minky Dot was on sale when I went shopping so that was my choice, plus the colour is perfect!


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