All finished and ready to wrap for Christmas.
I am so pleased with how this has turned out. Ever since I started quilting just over a year ago I've been longing to make a pink scrappy quilt for my little granddaughter, but I've had to wait until I had collected enough scraps. The scraps have come from old sheets, a shirt or two, oddments from friends and a few bits of old dressmaking stuff. I love this little patch of Alice in Wonderland fabric.
I added some Kona Snow and some pink spotty stuff from Ikea to tie it all together.
I used the Disappearing Nine-Patch pattern which is so easy to do. Just cut squares, stitch them together, cut them up, turn them this way and that, restitch and then you have a pattern that looks far more complicated than it really is. I wrote more about how to do this here.
My grandchildren love to sit and watch TV with a blanket on their laps. At the moment they usually drag the crochet blankets I made for them off their beds, so I thought it would be a good idea to make them a quilt just for TV watching. I've made this quite light weight as it has no batting, just a light fleecy throw, from Ikea, for a backing.
The quilting is a mixture of hand and machine. I used the machine to stitch-in-the-ditch six inches apart across the length and width and then big-stitch-quilting a quarter inch in around all the white blocks using a pink top stitch thread by Guttermaan. I would have liked a slightly darker pink thread so that it showed up a bit more, but I had to go with what my local shop had.
I finished it off by binding it with the pink spotty stuff from Ikea. I must get some more of this 'cause I love it so much.
I've now started the hand quilting on the boy version of this quilt for my grandson, so as it's big-stitch-quilting it shouldn't take too long.
This week I've also made the next block in Lori Holt's Quilty Fun Sew Along. This week it is Twinkling Stars. I spy some more of that pink spotty stuff.