Sunday, August 17, 2008
Fall Lap Quilt
This is the last of the quilts I brought on vacation with me. I can't believe I got all seven of them finished ... with a few days to spare even. I hadn't really intended to finish them all, but I'm enjoying the sense of satisfaction now that they are done (and I'm enjoying looking at them!).
My mother asked me today if I had any new quilts or other projects planned or in the works ... nope, not yet. I have found a little time to do some fabric shopping while here so hopefully I'll be bringing home lots and lots of inspiration to play with. As I sat down at the computer this evening I reached for the presser foot ... I'm so ready to start sewing again.
I posted about this quilt here first, back when it was just a top. The quilt is pretty much divided into four sections, each centered around the white fall tree fabric (which was a steal at JoAnn's ... so much so that I bought the remainder of the bolt). The rest of the fabrics are cut into different sizes when possible, trimming them to fit together as needed, which means I have no measurements to make this again ... it's a one of a kind. I added a few long strips at the end of each section so the overall appearance would be a little more random, other than those long strips the sections are identical.
The backside is three coordinating joined pieces and the binding is a red leaf that's used in the front, in the border, and on the backside.
I free-motion quilted it in gold-toned thread.
This one also has a wavy border. I can't believe what a difference that makes to the "feel" of the quilt ... at least I think it makes a difference.
It was a rainy morning when I took these pictures so the colors didn't come out as vivid or as bright as they really are. The pictures on the right hand side are the most accurate, I think.
I'm notexactly sure what the final measurement of this quilt is ... probably 45" by 45". It works well as a lap quilt, while I stitched it it kept me nice and toasty warm in the cool evenings (downright cold if you're wimpy like us Floridians).