Today I'm getting this quilt ready to deliver, I always get a little sad to see them go. But it’s nice too, because I’m on to something new. That’s one of the great things about quilting, two of them are rarely the same and they’re all perfect in their own way.
This one is a custom quilt for my cousin. She had been looking for these specific colors for her bedroom redo, but came up short when looking for the bedding. We’ve all been there! I’ve been through my share of Bed-In-A-Bags and comforter sets. So, she was looking for something custom and asked me. Thanks, Molly!
I started this quilt right as we were buying our house last month. Yep, we bought a house. I didn’t tell you all that yet… more on that later. Anyway, it took about eight weeks to finish this quilt, which is the longest yet. However, I did get this quilt made, painted the new house, moved in it and completely unpacked during that time. So, I’ve been fairly busy.
I used all the prints in Joel Dewberry’s Aviary2 line in the lilac color way. Then I pulled in a couple prints from his Modern Meadow line, and finally one print from Urban Mod by Art Gallery Fabrics. For the binding, I used this one by Denise Schmidt at JoAnn’s.
There’s probably a pattern out there somewhere for a quilt like this or similar, but I couldn’t find one. So, I trimmed down the fat quarters, cut them in half and some in half again. Sewed them together with two rows of sashing, and stood back to admire it. I really love the way the fabrics pop in this layout.
The binding is one of my favorite parts of the quilt making process. So relaxing and of course, you get some cuddle time with the quilt.
And now it’s all packaged up and ready to go; stick around for another finish later in the week!