Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Quilt for K

 I started a quilt for Miss K last year.  I’ve never quilted before.  It doesn’t really interest me the way sewing clothing does.  I prefer instant gratification and quilts take for-ev-er.

So I started K’s quilt in February of 2016.  I finished the top quite fast and was so pleased with myself.  And then the top sat and sat and sat.  Miss K begged me to finish it, then harassed me, and finally pleaded with me. 

So this year March I decided to finish it. 

*It has to hang sideways on the clothes line to fit*
20170329_131823


20170329_131825


20170329_131828

*The Quilt pattern is free on RileyBlakeDesigns.com; This one is called “Free To Dream” by Lori Whitlock.  When I started the quilt Miss K had a queen bed.  By the time I went to finish it she had a twin bed so I decided to leave off the borders to make the quilt smaller.

20170329_131837


20170329_131842


20170329_131849


*There are some of my favorite fabrics in this quilt by Riley Blake.  I have parts of “Saltwater” in here “Modern Minis,” “Vintage Market,” and “Little Red Riding Hood.” Tasha Noel is one of my favorite fabric designers.

20170406_152952

*I decided on a simple diagonal quilted pattern*  The backing fabric matches her walls perfectly! And it wasn't even planned!

20170406_152959

20170406_153020

20170406_153026

I love how it turned out.  Miss K loves it to pieces which makes it even better. 

I still find quilting boring and time consuming; however I love the end result.  I’ve already started another quilt for the Living room.  Let’s hope it takes me less than a year to complete!

Happy Sewing!
Kristin

8 comments:

  1. For never having quilted before, you did an amazing job! It is really pretty and how cool is it that the backing matches the paint on the wall. I don't mind piecing a quilt together, but the actual quilting doesn't thrill me too much. I've got to finish my quilt, but I haven't quilted in so long that I forget how to figure out the backing and binding. I do have a book with handy tips and instructions on how to do that kind of thing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Shirley! I think it turned out ok because I wasn't so concerned with doing it perfectly. I was quite surprised it matched her wall.
      I used a book I had to figure out the binding and backing too :D I think your ships quilt is going to be an amazing feat. It has taken you a long time, but so worth it!

      Delete
  2. I love quilts but would never make one, I have no patience.
    It is beautiful and matches her walls so well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL Thanks Nicole! I have very limited patience too :D

      Delete
  3. Well done for getting it finished, a quilt is such a huge commitment, especially of time! It's so pretty, and I am really glad your daughter loves it. This is one make you really don't need her to reject!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Philippa! I never thought it would get done! You are right, if she would have rejected it I might have sent her to grandmas permanently ;-) (kidding but I would have been very sad).

      Delete

Your comments really make my day! I read each and every one. Thank you!

Sorry for the word verification. I've had too many spammers lately.