Sunday, February 12, 2012
Before my machine broke, I finished a quilt last week. It's called Happy Twisters and I used the Lil' Twister tool to make the centre. This has been a work in progress for quite some time, maybe October. Not because it takes a long time to make it, but because of life.
I used a charm pack from Moda called "Happy" (hence Happy Twisters). I thought it would be fun for a baby quilt. I sewed the centre together and then stalled. I wasn't loving it and it was a weird size. Too big for a doll quilt and too small for a baby quilt. I also didn't really know how I should quilt it. I began to work on other things.
I was poking around blogland and saw a quilt that looked like it had the same centre. I liked this one however, and it had a triple border around it. I decided that was what my little quilt needed. It would add what I felt was missing and make it big enough for a baby quilt.
I wanted to outline each pinwheel for the quilting, but that would be too much work. I decided to outline just part of each one and I like the zigzag lightning bolt thing it has going on now. I stitched in the ditch on both sides of the skinny border and did a large meander in the outermost border. I think it has the perfect amount of quilting.
Katja just got in some new fabrics from the same designers called Twirl. There was a wonderful wavy stripe that was just calling out to be the binding for this quilt. I sewed it on by machine and had a finish! Now it is in the Shoppe on display and I wrote up a little info sheet. If you like the pattern, you can just make a $2 donation to HOPE International, and get the instructions.
I hope you have a lovely day.