My First Quilt* – Finished!!!

by lowbeamstudios

***Well, the “official” first quilt.  I somehow managed to get that other one started and finished while I was waiting on binding fabric for the above quilt (twice because I ordered the wrong color first).  I finished this sometime early last week before the hospital stay, but photographed it this week.

I started playing with fabric a few months back for this quilt.  I gathered some stashed fabric and added to it with a few purchases.  The first block I sewed up is now being made into a pillow.  And some others were cut up and re-incorporated into the final product.  I started sewing pieces for this quilt without a distinct vision in mind.  What was a vague picture finally came into focus about a month in.  It ended up with an improv pieced floating block feel….if I had to describe it?

Fabrics include:  Heather Ross (Munki Munki Dandelion up-cycled dress; Far, Far Away’s Frog Prince in two color ways; Mendocino Sea Horse), Alexander Henry Garden Spirals, up-cycled Club Monaco thrifted floral skirt, a forgot the name (green dot, orange zig zag, pink cross hatch, green cross hatch, pink dot, blue voile, blue trellis), a cross weave and Kona solids.

This quilt also contains and is bound in Birch Mod Basics Abacus in Pool.

It is backed with a mid weight linen from http://www.fabric-store.com in Meadow.  I added a strip of small scraps from the front near the top as well.  I quilted this with meandering straight lines on my machine with golden yellow thread in front and pale blue in the back.  It measures 51″ x 59″ after a wash.

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