I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve really posted much. However, I have been busy creating. I finally finished up Taylor’s quilt (which will be a Christmas gift) and I finally got photos to show you!
This was done in a Churn Dash style, using Waterfront Park by Violet Craft. I also used Robert Kaufman Quilter’s Linen for the background gray to add some depth and Kona in Cerise for the cornerstones and border. I felt that white, with a toddler, was not the best idea.
I really, really, really love how this quilt turned out. It’s my first quilt not using a pattern and just going off ideas I had, and hoping it all worked out. This one finished out at about 65″ wide, by 90″ tall, so it’s perfect for my toddler’s twin size bed.
I had initially planned to quilt this on my Husqvarna Viking, but at the last minute, a good friend offered for me to borrow her Baby Lock longarm machine. I was so hesitant as I’ve never used a longarm, but really, I wanted this quilt done with time to spare. I had done a matching pillow sham with hand embroidered name and that took me just under 4 hours. So I decided to go with the longarm, and after finally setting up a date and time that worked for us both, I met up at her house a few days ago. She was an incredible instructor, and I felt like I had the confidence and ability to pull this off. So after the first hour of pinning to the leaders, showing me how it all worked, etc, I was on my own. I have to brag here- this quilt, the WHOLE quilt, was done in under 4 hours! I was shocked. It’s not perfect; some of my paisley’s overlap and others are crooked, but you know what? My toddler doesn’t notice. Neither did anyone else in my house. So I won’t overstress it. I am in love with how this turned out, and even more, the toddler loves it, too.