I have loved this quilt since it was a stack of fabrics.
I love the colors, I love the designs in the fabrics, I love the pattern I chose to use, and I love the hand quilting. All over blogland, the quilting thread of choice is pearl cotton size 8, but I can't seem to find any in my stores, other than a few neutral colors. Hobby Lobby had some nice crochet thread in size 20 that matched the blue in this quilt and I decided to try it. I'm really glad I did, because I think it made this quilt. I tried to machine quilt it in white, but that was nothing but boring.
I knew it would all but disappear on the blue
I like it just fine on the green and pink
But I LOVE it on the orange
The back was pieced. I thought I'd have enough of the word fabric, but it ended up being a few inches too narrow and too short. The cross shape on the back wasn't planned from the beginning, but was just a happy accident.
The binding is stripped and very colorful, which is right up my daughter's alley.
But the real shot we need of this quilt is this
Because if I know my daughter, that's how it's going to look most of the time.
As long as we keep it away from this dog
we'll be ok. Very innocent looking, isn't she? I could do something about that cold leather couch - if she could be trusted.
I'm linking this up to Crazy Mom Quilts for her Finish it up Friday series. Don't you love that rug? I think we need a tutorial on that.