Friday, October 28, 2016

A Quilt For My Niece

Morgan holding charity quilt top
While visiting my sister, brother-in-law, and niece this past Summer, I made a couple of charity quilts. My niece, Morgan, really liked one of them and I was going to give it to her and make another one to give to community service in it's place.

That kinda changed when my sister, niece and I went to a local quilt shop.  Morgan saw a collection of 1930's repro fabrics and oohed and aahed over them.  So I told her that instead of the charity quilt, to let me make her a larger quilt using 30's fabrics and the same pattern/design as the charity quilt, but make it big enough so that would fit her bed. (I have quite the stash at home, so didn't have to purchase any additional 30's fabrics.  LOL.) She agreed and I told her it would be a Christmas gift.

Well, Christmas is creeping up on me more quickly than anticipated . . . especially since I have to mail it.  So, for the past few days I've been cutting and sewing my little heart out. I also already have my name on the waiting list for my longarmer (did that a week ago when I dropped off my Curvy Log Cabin to be quilted), so that it will save time and I can pretty much drop it off to be quilted when I'm done piecing the top.

I love assembly-line sewing!

I used two different white tone-on-tone backgrounds because
I'm trying to use up my stash.  However my OCD forced me to group them
into separate piles - even though they read the same
 unless you are really, really close.  ;o/

I spent the day laying them all out into a pleasing arrangement, and am now ready to sew all 240 blocks into rows.  I'm hoping to finish it this weekend.  :o)

Fingers crossed,


Churn Dash said...

She's a very lucky girl, that looks fantastic.


Lori said...

It's a lovely quilt! Your niece is very lucky. You used charm squares? What size did you cut the neutral pieces?