Christmas Quilts Part 2 (October Completion)
Let’s keep it going, shall we?!
Quilt #4: Nine Patch Sailboat
Pattern: Nine Patch
Book: 3 Yard Quilt Favorites
Changes: Added an additional row on the side and bottom. Used 2.5″ binding strips
Size: Oversized throw 53″ x 71″
Completion Time: 3 days
Notes: I used EQ8 to preview before it was sewn. This is the second time I’ve sewn this pattern . I like the way this one turned out too- probably because it’s so busy. I seem to like the ones with a lot of stuff going on!
Recipient: My brother. This brother is the one who gets on me (teasing) for sewing for Pia the doll. He always says I should be sewing for people, LOL. Well he got his wish! I chose the sailboat pantograph for him since he loves to sail. It really is a custom piece! I could tell he really loved it when he received it.
Quilt #5: Yellow/Blue Floral Window Quilt
Pattern: Through the Window
Book: Pretty Darn Quick
Changes: None, sewn exactly as the pattern instructions
Size: Lap Size 44″ x 60″
Completion Time: 3 Days
Notes: This pattern is another repeat. The fabric was from a quilt kit I purchased from Fabric Cafe. I wanted to enlarge it while it was being made but sadly it sold out.
Recipient: My aunt. She commented on how much she liked my previous quilt. So I made one for her. Her favorite part was the contrasting bright yellow backing and how feminine it looks. I thought the colors would look great on her blue and white gingham couch.
Now we’re getting into the Sports Quilts!
Quilt #5: Old Dominion University Quilt
Pattern: Ashford Square
Book: Quilts in a Jiffy
Changes: Added an additional row on the side and bottom. Used 2.5″ binding strips. Pieced the back with the leftovers.
Size: Oversized throw 50″ x 68″
Completion Time: 7 days
Notes: Pieced back again! I LOVE the backing on this. You can’t really tell from the pictures, but there is a subtle shine on the light blue vertical stripes that gives it a little sparkle.
Recipient: My Aunt/Uncle family. They are Old Dominion University grads/fans and get football season tickets every year. My aunt says she will NOT bring it to tailgating but will show it off to her friends in the safety of her own home, lol.
Quilt #6: Baltimore Ravens Quilt
Pattern: Ashford Square- again!
Book: Quilts in a Jiffy
Changes: Added additional row on side and bottom and enlarged the border. Used 2.5″ binding strips. Pieced the back with leftovers.
Size: Oversized throw 55″ x 72″
Completion Time: 2 days. Every time I make a pattern again the days get shorter and shorter!
Notes: That backing gave me some trouble for some reason. I *really* dislike it turned out but the recipients loved it. I did like the black/copper speckle fabric I chose though. I’m not big on grunge fabric either but the grunge black borders really gave it some depth.
Recipient: My Sister-in-Law and her family. They are huge Baltimore Raven fans. They were SO surprised when they received it. They were already fighting over who would use it and what room it would go in, haha!