I just recently got into quilting- this is my second quilt. I never planned on quilting. I began sewing with a group of ladies to ward off depression in the dark months of winter. After finishing an outfit that I had worked on for some time I discovered that I had gained a few more pounds and it was not as flattering as it could be ~ perhaps I should have not eaten so much chocolate while sewing.
I love fabric so I was trying to come up with a way to keep sewing and playing with color - that was when it hit me. I would not outgrow a quilt and one gets to stand behind the quilt when photographing!
I had just received an order from Pink Chalk Fabrics and in their order was a picture of a quilt. It was amazing! My stepdaughter saw the picture and fell in love. I knew that I had to make it for her. They were out of the quilt kit and the dimensions were much smaller than I was interested in so I decided I would make my own variation.
I ordered a Kona Solids Card. I went on line and then proceeded to buy a ton of fabric.
I only needed one strip of each color. I then began arranging them in some sort of order. I have enough left over to make 4 more of these quilts! ~its good for ones stash....
Here is Burton helping change the order of the strips.....
Things I learned when doing this quilt. It is important to measure all of your fabric. I thought since all of my fabric was from the same line and same designer it would all be the same width - it is not. I based my main measurement on the first strip of fabric I cut. For the placement of the white strips I came up with a formula on Excel to get a random centered look. This would have worked IF all of my strips had been the same length. I was able to correct this by making little additions here and there.
I forgot to take a picture of it before it was quilted. I had it quilted by Loretta Tibor; she did a wonderful job.
The quilt measures 88 X 100
Back of Quilt
Close up of quilting
I hope you have enjoyed my first post and Bella's quilt. Hopefully I will get this blogging thing down.
I find so much inspiration each time I look at what everyone is creating. It gets me wondering if I am able to tackle that or perhaps I can add just one more project to my list.... enjoy looking at everyones quilts. bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2012~ hosted by Amy