Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Peggy's Quilt


Back at the beginning of November, when I was telling the ladies in That Stash Bee what I wanted them to make for my month, I said that there was a chance I would be using those blocks to make a quilt for my mother-in-law. Well, after seeing a few of the blocks they made I knew that I wouldn't be giving that quilt away. So instead she'll be getting this one.


I was very much inspired by this quilt by Allison of Cluck, Cluck, Sew. I feel like I say that a lot. She really does make some beautiful quilts! To make the blocks, I just used four 3.5" squares of Kona White, two 3.5" squares of my print, and one 3.5"x9.5" rectangle of my print. After laying out the blocks how I wanted them, I added a 3.5"x9.5" rectangle of Kona White between the blocks where it was needed to offset the rows. The finished quilt is roughly 63" square. My MIL is fairly short so I figure that's a good lap size quilt for her.


I wanted to make this quilt with a flannel backing so this grey herringbone sheet from Target was perfect. This is another one that I took to my mom's to quilt and as you can see I didn't do the most perfect job on the quilting, especially as I got close to the edge. But, it's good enough for me. I used a stripey Denise Schmidt binding that I've had in my stash for a couple of years and was seriously doubting that I would ever find a use for it. Glad I finally did!




10 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful quilt, a lovely present! I wish you and yours the very best for the holidays!

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  2. I love plus quilts. A beautiful finish. Merry Christmas

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  3. I love this quilt. I'm sure your MIL will be thrilled. Merry Christmas.

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  4. Heh, well at least she got something, and it looks great too :oD

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  5. hmm. Just as we predicted, huh? ;-) This one's lovely - I like it alot!! Merry Christmas, Toni!

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  6. It's a beautiful quilt Toni! I hope she loves it. I love plus quilts at the moment. I intend to make one in the new year for my new niece or nephew due in Feb. hope you had a Merry Christmas! We had a lovely day with my family, and are at my in laws now, celebrating Christmas with them on Saturday.

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  7. I don't blame you for holding on to the blocks! I'm guessing your MIL was thrilled with the quilt. It looks great!

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  8. I have always wanted to make a quilt like this, was it easy?

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  10. Love it! The colors are great. The simplicity of the design makes it stand out and I think the quilting looks great. I'm wishing my mom had a long-arm because my quilt tops are stacking up and my will to free-motion them is nonexistent... I need to find a long-armed :) friend to help me out...

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