Thursday, March 7, 2013

Crafternoon #5: Christmas Quilt and Fat Quarter Idol

First of all, I entered a fat quarter compilation challenge over at Sew,Mama,Sew! It was so fun to do, and probably the best job in the whole world would be to be in charge of making little packets of corresponding fabric. I wonder how you get to be really good at that.

Here's my entry with the theme of "Fresh:"

Even if I don't win, I just want to make a beach blanket/towel with all those fabrics!

My second crafternoon project today took me 3 months to complete. It's a quilt top I made for my mom for Christmas. I'm writing about it now because she sent it out to be quilted and bound, so now it is officially finished! I'm very excited about that, because if it had been left up to me, she wouldn't have seen a finished quilt until 2015 at the earliest.

I made an Americana quilt because while we were in Tennessee this summer, my mom and I went to a quit shop, and she told me she is always on the lookout for a nice Americana quilt. We found a few at the shop, but they were manufactured, and the "piecing" was printed on the fabric. Not as wonderful as a nice homemade quilt.

It's just a twin size. I only had to unpick 6 of the squares to re-sew them so the points lined up. And there is one "unique" square in there somewhere, see if you can find it. (I really just messed it up.)

And here is the finished product. The back is so fun, the quilting came out beautifully, and I love the binding! 


  1. I am so impressed! I started working on a twin-size quilt about a month ago (much simpler than yours, though), and you can't say it's "just a twin"! Twin size is huge! It looks so nice!

    1. Haha you're right, it's still huge! I definitely didn't realize that going in, though. I had ambitions and dreams to make a nice queen size for my parents' bed. HA. Maybe if I'd done 5" sashing between each block and a nice 20" border...I want to see your quilt when it's done!

  2. That is absolutely gorgeous! I hope you win that contest - love the colors!

  3. You are amazing! That is gorgeous!

  4. Wow! That is so great! I can't imagine all the time, effort, concentration and level-headedness that would have taken to complete. Nice work!