Saturday, April 8, 2017

Quilt in a Day

My MIL asked me to make a quilt for a friend's new baby girl.  I was in the mood for sewing on Friday afternoon so I got to work.  The pattern for this quilt is from Diary of a Quilter.  I have had this fabric in my stash for a few years and decided it was time to use it in a quilt.  


After sewing the star together, I added a border...


I used only fabrics from my stash for this quilt.  I had enough white for the background and enough of this print for the backing. 


I pin basted the quilt before supper on my kitchen floor.  After supper, I did the quilting with my walking foot using a zig zag stitch and yellow Aurifil thread. 


I quilted diagonally through the star and then in "V"s in the triangles on the sides.  The middle of the star has a funky cross hatch design. 



I looked in my solids to find some fabric for the binding.  Again, I did not want to do any shopping for this quilt so the binding is turquoise...I did not have enough of the right colour of green or red.  




I hand stitched the binding today, so technically, the quilt was completed in a little over 24 hours.  My favourite quilt holder did the honours for a picture on the front porch. 


I just need to add a label and it will be ready for gifting!  

I hand sewed the binding on another quilt this week as well...this is a comfort quilt for the London Friendship Quilter's Guild.  Other members of the committee put the top together and did the quilting.  I had a long ride in the car earlier this week so the hand stitching got done as we rode along. 



I worked on a couple of plus signs as well.  One is not quite finished.  I hope to make a few more tomorrow for slow Sunday stitching. I will be linking up to Kathy's blog in the morning. 

21 comments:

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  2. I just reread your first paragraphs and see you did actually use a zigzag stitch - how is it that it is so spread out - lengthen the stitch? it is interesting - I can't use the machine that I have that has a zigzag as it doesn't work well for machine quilting, my Juki only has a straight stitch

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  3. Hope you have have fun with some more plus during this Slow Sunday Stitching. I like the quilting you made with the chevron stitch. Pretty quilts.

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  4. Love how your funky crosshatch looks. What a great little quilt for a MIL request. It's fun to have a quilt holder helper. :)

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  5. I love the fabrics that you used for this quilt. Perfect for a little one. I am amazed that you finished the entire quilt in just one day. Wow.

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  6. Wow you are on a roll of finishing quilts... way to go!
    Love those plus fabrics :)
    Enjoy your slow stitching today!

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  7. What a beautiful baby quilt and completed so quickly. Two finishes in a week - WOW!

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  8. That baby quilt is precious! I love the simplicity of it -- yet it looks very polished. The zig zag stitching really makes it. The plus sizes are such fun!!! :)

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  9. What a lovely little quilt! Love your zigzag Quilting!

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  10. Cute little quilt. I love that you were able to do it in such a short amount of time. How satisfying!

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  11. Both quilts are beautiful! Love the border and quilting on the big star quilt!

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  12. Awesome. A cheery, bright, colorful baby quilt made so quickly. I like the zig zag. Currently, I am using a walking foot for quilting. Free motion is intimidating.

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  13. Lovely quilt. It's so satisfying to make a complete project from stash...well done!

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  14. Quilts in a day are fun, well done!

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  15. This is such a pretty quilt. I love it and I'm sure it will be very appreciated. Love your crosses you are making. Interesting.

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  16. Beautiful star baby quilt. I keep saying I am going to make one of them and haven't yet!

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  17. Beautiful baby quilt. I love quilts that you can finish in a day!

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  18. What a lovely happy baby quilt. I love the bright colours and I especially like the way you used the serpentine stitch to quilt it too.

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  19. A very cheery quilt. I like how you quilted it. I don't think my machine can make the zig zag stitch like that.

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  20. way to go! quilter to the rescue!

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  21. Love the Star quilt! The colors and prints are just awesome. It turned out so great!

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