Monday, 11 September 2017

Mixed Up City [A Finish]

This quilt came about after a friend asked me to make a quilt for her to gift. The remit was purple, pink, orange, yellow and green, and it had to include the names of the children in the family.

This is the best photo I have of the finished quilt!

I was piecing blocks from Tula Pink's City Sampler book at the time, and decided to use them, but to go a a bit crazy, with some of the originally-6"-blocks up-sized to 12" or 9", and a fair few in the original 6" size and then set in random fashion with filler squares and strips. The names are raw-edge appliqued using a machine blanket stitch.

I started by picking out the Kona fabrics for orange, yellow, green, pink and purple, and adding in a couple of extra shades of each. From there I raided my stash for prints. I designed the layout in five sections, each name, surrounded by blocks and fillers, and avoiding Y-seams and partial seams. And whereas I normally hate sashing, I really enjoyed putting this one together.

The backing is an Asda duvet in grey (so that the men of the family can have a more manly side when they are using it), and I quilted an all over large-scale stipple, with the odd daisy and heart thrown in here and there. The binding is scrappy, cut from the fabrics I'd used in the quilt. The finished quilt is 78" x 66" - perfect for an afternoon of movies and popcorn!

This was on my original Q3 Finish Along list, which you can find here.


Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful! *waves pompoms*

Judith, Belfast said...

A beautiful and thoughtful, bright quilt! Well done on your Q3 finish.