I'm excited that I finally have a finish. I'm not as fast as most quilters but that's because I have to put other priorities ahead of sewing, and I'm okay with that. I decided earlier this year that I'd like to make a quilt for each of my nieces and nephews. It's really not that many - only 4 total. I wanted to start with the oldest kids first and work my way down to the youngest, but trying to get a response from my 21 year old nephew about what he'd like is like pulling teeth. I decided to come back to him and find out what my 15 year old niece would like. She told me she'd like something to coordinate with her room, which was pink. Earlier this year I purchased a layer cake of Dear Stella's Flirt so I texted her photo of the prints and she said it was perfect. I decided to add a few other prints and Kona Graphite to round out the palate and made the pattern up as I went along. I used every last scrap.
When it came to quilting, I didn't want to go too dense so that the quilt would have a nice drape and be super soft. So I opted for feathered tulips (not sure if that's what it is, but that's what I call it) in all of the gray triangles in the center, a row of pearls in the chevron pattern, half feathers in the gray border, and simple leaves in the outer border.
I think it has the perfect amount of drape and was very pleased with how it turned out. I also love the overall look of the back of the quilt.
I already told you about my quilt label mishap, but here it is, firmly affixed on the quilt... again. And this time to stay. Unfortunately, since the label with through the wash separately it got a little distorted shape-wise.
Now all I have to do is figure out when to give it to her. She lives in the midwest and I'm in Florida. I'd love to give it to her in person, but I'm not sure when I'll see her next so I'm considering mailing it to her so she can use it this winter.
It's not overly big, coming in at 48.5" x 57.5" -- just big enough to snuggle with while reading a book in a comfy chair. I hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed making it for her.
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