Looking back, I can't believe I started this quilt in January! Well, here it is mid-September and it has finally made it to a finished state. Yippee!
As it is a holiday gift, when I started it I thought I had lots of time to get it done. But this quilt fought me the whole way.
If you have been following along on this one, you may remember I had a big setback during the cutting and piecing stage. I cut about half of the triangles the wrong size so everything had to be carefully remeasured and re-cut to salvage the quilt. Ugh!
Once the top was done, it quickly was folded up and stuck away because I was so tired of looking at it.
Note: The quilt pattern is Ballerina by Jaybird Quilts. It was a great pattern with good instructions. I just got distracted gabbing with friends one night and cut everything using the wrong line on my ruler. Hmmm...wonder why nothing fit when I went to sew it together?!?
When I wrote up my 3rd quarter finish along goals, I knew I had better list this one in the hopes I would get it out and finish it up and ...and I am happy to say it worked!
I quilted just a simple scroll meander in a black thread all over the quilt. The fabrics are so busy, the quilting doesn't even show so I am glad I chose something quick.
I did piece a large inset of this great Wintergraphix holiday print by Jason Yenter up the back. I had purchased it and many others from the same line at a great sale after the holidays a year or two ago. I knew they would make a beautiful quilt one day.
The quilt is a nice large lap size at 50" x 70".
And if you haven't entered yet, there still might be time to enter the giveaway I am hosting in the previous post. It will be open until September 18th so hurry on over.