I can’t believe I finished it already! Yesterday I spent…. oh, I ‘d say about 6 hours finishing up the quilting and it took me about 4 hours to do the hand binding on the back. I was *determined* to get it in the wash and sleep with it last night. It was a pretty big job to tackle and finish up but I’m glad I did – I love this quilt.
I used the Whimsy by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda jelly roll and a lot of Kona cotton in white. Each block is roughly 10.5 and it turned out to be a rather large quilt. It almost covers the entire top of our king size bed. It’s bound in Whimsy’s Grass Clover Daisy which turned out pretty nice. I originally wanted one of the red fabrics but now I’m glad the fabric store didn’t have one available.
It’s a simple pattern, the blocks are just strips of white/color/white/color/white and turned every other one. I chose so much white because I didn’t want to use patterns butted up against each other. It gets to be too busy looking for me. You can get almost 2 quilts out of a jelly roll using this method – I have just less than half of them left. Each strip was cut into 4’s so I got the most mileage for the fabric. The remaining fabric patterns are more kid friendly so I may make a stripey baby blanket with them.
This is my 3rd quilt and first big one – I think I’ll try to make them larger like this. It’s more work but so much better to wrap up with.