Sunday, May 1, 2016

Finish It Up: A Petal and Plume Quilt

In the midst of my giant Cotton&Steele custom order, I got a request from an old friend I used to work with for a quilt for her daughter. She basically left everything up to me (best orders EVER) but she did want something that her kiddo could grow into, nothing too babyish.  We easily settled on Petal and Plume from Bari J for Art Gallery fabrics.  I ordered a layer cake and some extra yardage of the white Peacock Waltz to replace the text prints (which are lovely but I just didn't want them in a quilt) and I was off!!
I used my beloved Easy Bake pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew. I went for the throw size (almost all of my quilts are this size) which is about 55x64 after you account for trimming up and such. It's SO easy to lay out and whip up- it truly is my absolute favorite quilting pattern.  Like for real.

For the backing I went with my standard Shannon Minky, this time in fuchsia. Now the computer doesn't look like what that minky ACTUALLY is, maybe it's just my monitor? Regardless, I almost ALWAYS order a swatch first.  They're a dollar seventy five and it adds weeks of time to your shipping schedule (at least when you live overseas) but it's TOTALLY worth it to get a match.  Plus, now I have about thirty swatches, so I'm good to go for the most part.  Makes me REALLY want a Kona card though...

I pin basted it, then quilted it in a two inch (or whatever width duct tape is, but I think it really is just about two inches wide) crosshatch pattern, bound it with the Drawn Mist print and sent it off without taking any proper photos.  Frowny face.  But it was gorgeous, my friend said she loves it, and I'm a happy camper.

Linking up with Sew Can She for Show Off Saturday!! Even though it's Sunday.  Oops.


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