Wednesday, March 12, 2014

First quilt for the year!


I have finally finished a quilt! Yay! Actually I have finishes two this week, I finished binding another one last night but I will tell you about that one in my next post.

So this quilt is not on my WIP list, I only started it about 2 weeks ago and finished it on Sunday. Yay for a quick finish! I followed a pattern, to a certain extent....I changed the borders, but using someone else's pattern makes it so much quicker! It is from the Stop, Drop and Roll booklet.

I made this quilt for a friend whose family is moving away this weekend, so I had a deadline which is always motivational. We had a girls lunch today to give her a farewell party and it was really nice. They are moving very close to the beach and they are huge beach lovers so my fabric choice was an easy decision - Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater.

I used my sister in laws short arm quilting set up to quilt this quilt. I had no basting pins left and I wanted to get it quilted in a day. I just did a stipple over the whole top except for the flowers.

I also had all of the fabric for this quilt in my stash...bonus! I used the prettiest stripe (Heather Bailey) for the binding!

Bye for now, Jess :)



Oops-Lah said...

Great finish! I'm sure your friend loves her quilt. Sorry that they are moving, it's always hard to "lose" friends.

barcord said...

Well done Jess. This is a lovely gift for your friend.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Very cute!

Newbie Jen said...

wonderful! way to go Jess