Thursday, April 10, 2014

You + Me Quilt

I am so happy I finally finished my You + Me Quilt.  I started this quilt at Sew Down in Portland.  The pattern is by Heather Jones of Olive and Ollie .  I used Kona Silver, Pea Pod, & Cyan.  I had originally done a different square in the center of the quilt, but when I was getting ready to put the back on I thought it would be fun to have the backing match.  It was a pain to rip out the center square but I am glad that I took the time to do it. 
 I love how I was able to find the perfect fabric backing - I love the back even more as it hides several of my quilting errors.  It took me over a week to quilt this.  I have no idea how many bobbins I used I was so happy to be done.  I swore off circle quilting - of course I am working on a different quilt (in my head) and I think the bubbles would be perfect for that.  I just love the texture. 
Close up of the quilting - After it was washed
Quilt before it was washed.
Quilt on hotel bed (its normal to travel with quilts to take pictures) I took a quick trip to Seattle to visit a friend and we spent some time on Bainbridge Island shopping.  We stopped by Pink Chalk Fabrics and another local fabric store Esther's Fabrics .  We also sampled fresh fudge and ice cream.   - That is a requirement when traveling.  I helped her get her new sewing machine set up and when I left she was well on her way to completing her first quilt top.  I don't think her husband is overjoyed.  Originally he thought it would be great - then we came back with fabric and needed to rearrange her living room for fabric draping/placement and he felt is space shrinking...... I told him it would get better.  I don't think he believed me and I think it is best that he has never laid eyes on my sewing room,
 Here is the progress I made this weekend on my EPP pillow - I am enjoying it far more than I thought I would.  It has convinced me to begin making a throw sized quilt - I may or may not scale it back to a pillow.  Sadly I am back home dealing with snow and work. 

I hope you have a great week.  I am linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIF


  1. Hey! I finished my You + Me from SewDown this week, too! :) Love your color combo, and I agree that the pain of ripping out the center square was totally worth it.

  2. Your You+Me quilt is gorgeous! I love the colours you chose. And your pillow is looking fabulous -- again, I love those colours!

  3. I love your quilt. The colors are great and your bubble quilting is outstanding!

  4. That's a great design, and I think the center square really adds some punch. I, too, like the texture of the bubble quilting.

  5. awesome job! love the colors .... no circle quilting for me!

  6. Nice quilt! Both the piecing and the quilting are perfect. I like that you changed the middle square. Sometimes you just have to do these things or it will bother you forever. Don't you love Kona Silver? Most people think it's white until they look up close. I am starting an EPP quilt. I am using my scraps so it should be interesting.

  7. The quilt looks great especially the centre square.