Saturday, 30 September 2017

Garland City Quilts [2 Finishes]

Earlier this year, @Gnomeangel hosted another round of #100days100blocks - 100 blocks in Tula Pink's City Sampler block in 100 days. And last Christmas I'd collected together a bundle of Garland fabrics from Cotton and Steel. A match made in heaven!

Half way through the quilt along I decided that rather than make one large quilt - we already have quite a few Christmas quilts - I would make two smaller quilts and give them to the girls at the start of advent. We do advent books, where each day the girls unwrap one Christmas-themed book from under the tree.

My romanticized vision is that we can snuggle up with the advent quilts and read the advent books! Obviously that's unlikely with two toddlers.... but a girl can dream.

Each quilt is 43" x 57" and made up of 48 blocks. I sashed those blocks with Kona pepper and swore lots - I hate sashing. The backing is an Asda duvet cover, and when I realised it wasn't big enough to back both quilts I swore some more and chucked together the pieced backs you can see! In hindsight I think it makes the quilts better, but I was quite cross last Monday!

Both quilts are quilted with "organic" straight lines, one in pink thread and the other in aqua thread. I finished them up with a scrappy binding made up of the leftover fabric.

Both of these were on my Finish Along list which you can find here. I'll link this post up for one of them, and my review post up for the second.


Ella said...

Love the quilts! It's a great use of Garland!

felicity said...

They turned out perfectly! Your backing woes sound familiar - happens to me all the dang time. Including the swearing bit.

Great finishes nevertheless and I'm sure there will be Advent cuddles very soon.