Monday, March 7, 2016

The Parents' Quilt

(Batiks bought at our own booth!:)
While wandering around the Hampton Quilt Show I found this awesome seaglass fabric. Mom loved it and picked these batiks to go with it and thus began my year long adventure!
Made a bunch of big log cabin blocks cutting them into quarters and the agony of block placement began.  Had over ten different choices and settled on....
...this one!  Backed, basted and hand quilted it definitely needed to be bigger to fit on a queen sized bed!  Decided to put it on point and add corners...big corners!!
Once the front and back of the corners were on it was time to pop that batting in and do some more hand quilting! All this is using the Quilt as you Go (QAYG) method.  Love that!!
 (Color is wacky in all the photos because of the lack or abundance of sunshine!:)
A big old sun in each corner....but still not big enough!
Solution...borders.  Added one side at a time....pinned quilted part into our rug, pushed back top and taped down backing.
Added batting, smoothed down top and pin basted....easy peasy QAYG!!
Not very impressive on our double bed!
Much better hung over the back deck at my parents! 
The best place though is on their year after purchasing the fabric!

Hmmm....that stool needs recovering....there is leftover fabric!:0


  1. This quilt is gorgeous on the bed. Looks great against the purple walls.

  2. It's beautiful Delores. Lucky parents!