Sunday, April 13, 2014
My husband has been nagging me to make a quilt for our bed for some time now and I finally started it. Our bed is king sized and I have a hard time making decisions, so that's why i was dragging my feet. Ironically, I'm making a Single Girl quilt, hehehe. It's mostly Kaffee Fasset prints, but there are a few AMH and Martha Negley prints mixed in as well. The background is a Kaffee Fasset shot cotton in Pewter.
I still have a ways to go, but I just work on it when I'm in the mood so it's not overwhelming. I have 2 of the 4 arcs all pieced. I still need to cut out most of the pieces for the other 2 arcs. Then I need to cut out a ton of the background pieces too. I was a little nervous about piecing curves, but they weren't bad at all.
Mel wanted a new quilt, so we worked together and made her one. She chose all of the pink fabrics (still her favorite color) and I chose the rest. I cannot say enough how much i looooooooove the outer border on this quilt. It's a Kaffe Fasset print and I don't think it could be more perfect. The Sandi Henderson binding is so pretty too. It was fun making such a girly quilt with all the girly colors in it. The quilting was super fun to do also. A little time-consuming, but it was a blast.
This was my first paper-piecing project and I gotta say it was such a pain at the beginning. Part of the problem was that I thought I knew how to do it so I didn't read all of the instructions. Ok, maybe that was all of the problem :) Once I read the instructions and also figured out how to make the blocks assembly line style, it was much more enjoyable. The intersection of the whiskers is a bit bulky, but other than that, I love this quilt. It will be hard to part with. I used Quilter's Dream Request batting and it really is a dream. Very easy to work with and it has such a nice drape. This quilt is very soft and will hopefully get lots of love.