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Friday, February 17, 2012

Aviary 2, A Finished Quilt

This is a little late. I planned on photographing this quilt a month ago, before giving it to my sister, but I kept on forgetting. Anyways, here it is:


This is by far the largest quilt I've made yet.  We were going for a twin sized, its close to it.    Although I don't know how much smaller it is all washed up...



Since I'm not very savvy with the free motion, I decided to quilt this one using "somewhat" straight lines 2 inches apart.  It was a little tricky wrestling the bulk of the quilt while stitching.  Perhaps, next time I do a large quilt, I'll have it long armed.  The quilting was slow and steady once I had a few marked lines to follow.  I'm quite happy with the way it turned out.   



The 5 & Dime by All Washed Up quilt pattern was my visual inspiration...however my quilt is a little more narrow than their pattern and much shorter since I had directional prints.  My sister really wanted the length, so I added a top & bottom border.  You can purchase the pattern here.  


Finished Quilt size: 64" x 90"
Farbic:  Aviary 2 in Saffron by Joel Dewberry for Westminster Fibers
 
My sister is in heaven...she loves the fabrics and that she has her very own handmade quilt.  It was such a fun project to make her.  Now, what to make my other sister?

Lindsay

2 comments:

  1. That's funny about sisters. My sister is always trying to nab my latest project. Joel Dewberry is one of my favorite designers. I made a tumbler quilt from his fabrics. But my sister has it. :o)

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  2. Gorgeous!! Your sister has great taste :)

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