Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Quasar Quilt [a finish]

This was a thoroughly unexpected quilt from start to finish.


Last weekend my parents came to visit and Mum happened to mention she needed a gift for a colleague who is having a baby. I suggested a quilt - cause it's what I always give. We spent a few hours browsing Pinterest and eventually decided on a variation of the yellow and grey quilt I finished a few months back. We selected navy, blue and splash of orange. But after raiding my stash, lime green was included too.

Mum and Dad headed off for a few days in the Lakes, and I headed for the fabric shop, to pick up the navy fabric, batting and a backing fabric. That was Tuesday morning. I did all the cutting Tuesday evening, pieced it on Wednesday and Thursday, quilted it on Friday and bound it on Saturday.

I like it so much, that I'll be making another similar one in the coming weeks for me to gift!

The Navy fabric is from Timeless Treasures, and I bound it in the same. The rest are all from my stash: Art Gallery, Pearl Bracelets, Carolyn Friedlander, Moda... unidentified... The quilting echoed the navy and was done in 50w Aurifil. The backing is a navy arrow print by Natalie Lymer for Cinderberrie Stitches. It measures 40" x 50" before washing.

3 comments:

Lin said...

Thats a really great pattern and you certainly got cracking with it. xx

Allison said...

Really striking quilt ☺

Archie the wonder dog said...

I bet the baby (and its parents!) are going to love it!