Among other things, I don't have the strength to revisit my other crazy ideas right now, I decided last week that I needed to make my 12-year-old nephew a quilt for Christmas. It started with this fabric pull from my stash. I love that he and I share the same favorite color - Blue! And I added some hits of orange. Just for fun.
Following this YouTube Tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company I cut and stitched a lot of strips.
Thank goodness I had a Maritime Modern Quilt Guild Sew In to go to this past Saturday. A solid day of sewing was just what I needed to get this project kicked into gear.
When I got home I promptly threw the blocks up on the design wall and officially fell in love! Scrappy, scrappy goodness I tell you!
I ended up with four rows for the quilt top. I laid those out and cut strips of batting to match, leaving a good inch on all sides. Off to the machine I went, and that long strip was so much easier to maneuver than a whole quilt.
I am going with Walking Foot wavy lines again. Since I did these lines on Volume, I am a tad obsessed. These lines are a lot less dense than my previous attempt, I like it.
Once the quilting was done, I trimmed up the batting. Three more strips to go!
So, that's my bit of crazy for today. Stick around, there is lots more to come!
Are you one of my people? Do you all of a sudden have cravings to make your Christmas gifts? Tell me everything!
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I love this! I bet your nephew will too! It's timeless, he can enjoy it for years and yearsReplyDelete
way to go, auntie he will just love it. it will be a cuddle from you any time he needs one.ReplyDelete
Wow, that is one lucky nephew! This is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Wonderful quilt. Love the scrappy blues. The touches of orange are wonderful. Very Oilers colours.ReplyDelete
Love how you quilted those strips... it makes sense to keep it simple and it turned out great! Love your fabric choices for it.ReplyDelete
I am still learing about what makes a modern quilt, even tho i have made quilts for about 50 years, i am enjoying the simlified format of modern! Your color choices make this quilt a real zinger!ReplyDelete
Clever you for doing this as a Quilt as you go. You are imposing ridiculous deadlines on yourself, BUT finding ways to save your sanity! Good for you. I am working on a number of Christmas gifts to: zippered pouches, a few (more) scarves, etc. and a few more. I also have ridiculous deadlines...ReplyDelete
Love the quilting!
Great colours, perfect for a boy. I think quilt as you go was a clever decision; should save you a lot of hard work.ReplyDelete
I definitely share your brand of crazy. Love this quilt. It's going to be so worth it in the end!ReplyDelete
love the quilt! But aren't you going to get 2 thicknesses of batting at the join seams?ReplyDelete
You will not be shocked to know that I too, am one of "your people". Zipper pouches and two quilts for sure. I really could use a sew-in, lol. I mighť have to resort to store bought for some people.ReplyDelete
You are so funny! ;). I love how you "quilt in the moment" I have learned something from you today! Quilt on!ReplyDelete
Lovely colour combo! and I'm always amazed at just how effective a simple pattern can be! LindaReplyDelete
QAYG is an excellent way to make a quilt a bit more manageable to quilt - I must try it SOON!ReplyDelete
Very nice quilt. QAYG is a great way to do a large quilt on your small machine. Job well done.ReplyDelete
I think I'm one of your people...but kudos for finding a way to make the project simpler.ReplyDelete
lovely project! your nephew will love it. Good idea to do it as a QAYG Good luck getting your gifts done - I've had those delusions in the past, but now I think I've gotten over it!ReplyDelete
I love the navy/aqua/orange combo, this is going to be stunning. Good call on QAYG that should make things much quicker and less of a hassle!ReplyDelete