Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Daughter's Quilt Top


My daughter graduated from university a year ago.  I told her I wanted to make her a quilt as her graduation gift.  It took her a while to figure out what she wanted but in February, we made a trip to Mad About Patchwork in Ottawa to pick out fabric and a pattern.  I have been working on her quilt for the last couple of months and this week, I finished the quilt top!  The orange spool above contained 1000m of gray thread when I started to work on this quilt.  As I was putting together the last section on the second half of the quilt, I ran out of thread--the spool was empty.  Luckily, I had purchased a second spool of light gray thread recently in anticipation of this happening!

This is the second half of the quilt .
We had to move some furniture in the living room to make room for me to take this picture of the quilt top.  I have stared at the picture and shown it to several other quilters--I don't think I have anything turned the wrong way but if you notice something, please let me know. I love the fabrics and colours that she chose for her quilt.  The quilt is queen sized.
Last week, I sent my daughter the link to the flannel selection at Mad About Patchwork so that she could pick out fabric for the backing.  After some discussion, this is what she chose:

I ordered the fabric online on Tuesday night and it arrived on Thursday morning!!!  The gray is the backing and is a soft brushed cotton.  The pink fabric is for a pillow case or two to match her new quilt.  I have some leftover chunks of the other fabrics in the quilt to add the contrasting band to the pillowcases. This quilt is in line at the long armer's --I hope to get the backing sewn together soon so that I can deliver the quilt to her soon.   There are still a few quilts in line ahead of mine so I have a bit of time.

This two toned daffodil is blooming in my backyard at the moment.