I made this quilt just for fun, it is all from my stash . I might enter it into some quilty exhibits, because it’s nice and neat and I didn’t mess hardly anything up on it! I also might sell it, or give it away, because lord knows I do not need another quilt in my house. I wrote about it here previously, and got the idea/tutorial from here! I’m linking it up to Manic Monday, and Sew Modern Monday, because I love these places where bloggers share all their projects!
The front – it has a pretty healthy border on it. I wanted it to be a full size, but ran out of fabric for the center piecing. The fabric is a mix of organic and vintage PLUS my standard white Kona. So, anyway, somewhat eco-friendly.
I used cotton batting; I have given up on my eco-friendly recycled soda bottle batting dreams, because, blerg, I just don’t like polyester batting. My dream would be maybe an 80/20 poly/cotton batting where the 20% is poly from soda bottles and the 80% is organic cotton with a 2-3% shrinkage rate and it’s say, $40 for a king size bag… I do have other very specific dreams that aren’t about batting, like, say, world peace and ending global warming, in case you were wondering.
Here is an up close on the quilting on the back. This was actually my first time doing this standard meander quilting. I wanted something generic that would fade into the quilt but add uniformity.
It went really quickly and I like how subtle it is. I don’t think it’s for every quilt, but I do think it was the best option for this one.
And here is a picture of the front again that isn’t all washed out. I couldn’t decide which picture to use, so I used both. And thanks to my sweetie, who holds up quilts for photoshoots in our 20 degree backyard. See his gloves peeking out over the top?