I am a quilter. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am Grammie Q...the Grammie who Quilts. I also love to bake, cook and read.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Sewjo Saturday-Twice as Nice
Well I have been pushing and pushing myself to finish these quilt tops. And today...they are done.
What held things up was all these little pieces that had to be sewn and then trimmed down and sewn again.
That made these, which I used as a border to enlarge the quilt on the sides. I am aiming for twin.
Here is the quilt top for V. The fabric line is Riley Blake's Rocket Age. The quilt design is my own.
I love the little diamond borders down each side. The backing of this will be a Kona solid blue so it won't detract from the busy design which is the star.
The next quilt top is the one that started the whole thing for me...B's quilt. When I saw the Sasparilla fabric line, I knew I wanted to make B a quilt for his first big boy bed.
He just turned 2, so it will be soon. I bought half yard cuts of my favorites, got out the graph paper and went to work. I quickly found I didn't have enough fabric, so I bought some more.
The quilt looks a bit more washed out here than it really is, but once it's quilted, It will be great. The back of this one will be a Kona solid yellow.
The boys share a room, so to have two quilts similar, but not identical seemed a good choice. I counted how many fabrics I used for B's quilt and when I saw Rocket Age, I picked out the same quantity of fabrics for V. This time I knew how much to buy the first time.
I am so happy with how these came out. Once I get them quilted, I will be back to show them off. Linking up with Kim for Sewjo Saturday.