The single girl quilts are finished! And they are fantastic. I could go on and on, but without photos I'm not going to. You'll have to wait, but not long. A photoshoot is in the works.
In the meantime, I'm going to tell you about a different quilt that I started yesterday. And that I finished today. And that could have been finished yesterday if I was so crazy-tired by 9:30 p.m., leaving the hand sewing portion of binding until this morning. Yes. A quilt in almost one day.
This is a baby gift for a dear friend who had her second girl last month. I had so much fun making Liam's quilt, that I decided to make another, much pinker one, for this sweet baby.
All of the fabrics came from the stash. EVERY ONE. I even pieced two large batting scraps so I could make the entire thing from materials I had on hand. That felt good. Scratch that. It felt great! All the pinks came out of the scrap buckets and the backing is a 60" wide pink gingham that has been hanging around for a couple years at least. I made some dresses out of it when the girls were little and this was the left over bit. And it was *just* big enough. The white is Kona cotton in Snow – my new favorite white because it's not harshly bright and not too yellow so it blends beautifully.
I pieced the letters using the Proverbial Quilt pattern by Denyse Schmidt. I traced the templates onto freezer paper, cut them out and ironed them to my fabrics. This made adding the 1/4" seam allowance super easy – I lined the 1/4" mark on the ruler up with the straight edge of the freezer paper and cut. I also layered 2 fabrics for each piece as I need 2 of each of the letters. Again, fast. And bonus – those freezer paper pieces can be used again so I tucked them into an envelope and put that with the pattern. I added big rectangles of solid above and below the name to get it to the size I wanted (about 40" x 50"). The loopy quilting was done freehand after I marked horizontal lines 3" apart as a guide.
Start to finish, I think it took about 6 or 7 hours. Perfect for a baby gift. And probably my new go-to baby gift if I have that kind of time.