I have a finished quilt to share today! I will start off by admitting that if you look at Tula Pink, you will see a quilt very similar to this. I was directly inspired by her quilt, however, after looking at hers (many times) I just went for it. I prefer to use my own measurements
instead of paying for a quilt pattern.
Why this quilt, why right now? Simple, one of my sisters and her husband made the decision to adopt a child. They traveled a long way and were gone for about 3 months. I knew I wanted to give some kind of gift, a new child in a home deserves a gift! I decided on the only thing I really know right now and started this quilt. My family was very excited when we found out they have a son, close in age to my oldest boy!
I finished the quilt two days ago and rushed home from work yesterday in hopes of arriving before the sun went down, so I could take pictures. I made it just in time!
This quilt was made for a family, the park seemed like the perfect setting to capture that feeling. My two oldest helped display the quilt for me.
I decided on dense quilting patterns, mainly because of the large solid pieces. Pebbling went on the grey (my first time doing pebbling).
I forget the name of the quilting I did on the white section, but It is straight line one direction with wavy lines running perpendicular. I really like how it looks, but it was hard twisting and turning it through my sewing machine.
The back is a solid grey.
My planning was not complete, it turned out that when I went to bind it, I had no coordinating fabric! I scoured my local fabric store and found nothing that matched. I found one blue that almost worked, but it was too loud. So, I tried a new technique for me and did a faux piping detail on the binding. It turned out well, I needed something to break up all the grey going on!
Size: approx. 53" x 64"
Quilting: variety on home machine
Started : August 2013
Completed: November 6, 2013