Just got home from an adventure at Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop.
The fabric is a brushed cotton jelly roll by Moda Christmas Spirit. The quilt top pattern is Cozy Quilt's Daybreak by one of my favorite IQ pattern designers, Georgette Dell’Orco at Quilters Niche.
How to Video making the block. She says it is "that easy" but of course I made it a whole lot harder.
Feb 07: Had a casual day playing with design options. Took me awhile to get the blocks right. My first design is with the wrong blocks as if there is any such thing in quilting. Decided on 5 with a definite favorite. Which do you like best?
Feb 08: Dang, I'm cold!! Time to start cutting. Got everything cut for the main quilt. Started piecing...barely. Completed my cutting chart.
Feb 09: Did another design since I have plenty of the lightest color. The pattern calls for two background colors, one slightly darker than the other. It calls for alternating backgrounds for every other 16" block. I am having much more fun mixing it up.
Feb 12: Had time to do some more piecing.
Feb 13: Thanks for the votes!! Posting my choice.
Aug 07: Finally getting back to this one inspired by Dorothy's Remembrance quilt.
Aug 10-12: Been working steadily while my IQ x-motor is being replaced. I now have a bed layout and am piecing then squaring the quarter blocks.
Sep 06: Coming together as I assemble the larger blocks. Six of twelve are done.
Sep 07: Big blocks are together. Or so I thought. When I added the first border, I noticed the tension was off. I had to go back and overstitch all the connecting seams. I don't know where all that red fabric in first picture above went but I had enough strips to do the border. I have enough green for a 6" border and the backing. Tomorrow!
Sep 08: Borders are done, back & batting are loaded, top is ready to load. When I went looking for a pattern, I decided on Ellen Munnich's Twelve Days of Christmas. Now I just need an outer border I like to go with it.
Sep 09: Found a border I can use but it took all day to find it. Quilting. Can't see much of the blocks for now but posting anyway.
Sep 10: Custom quilting today using a Magnifico thread to highlight the Twelve Days of Christmas block patterns & two Curls patterns. Turning quilt to do side borders. Quilted.
Sep 11: More photos.
Sep 12: Binding is attached and ready for hand binding.
Oct 02: Starting the hand binding. It is already clipped and ready.
Dec 25: Finished the binding. I decided to go ahead and wrap the quilt, thread, scissors & clips & give it to my daughter as was. With the drive behind me, I spent Christmas Day afternoon. finishing the binding. I wanted her have a super soft cuddle quilt through the winter months & now she does.
2/7/2013 09:54:25 pm
Love that pattern - Sunburst
2/7/2013 10:59:18 pm
Hi Paula! Me too!
2/7/2013 11:14:25 pm
Forgot to change the pattern name to Daybreak once I realized I had it wrong. By any name, it is special. How to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWkQkMpPisQ
2/8/2013 09:08:25 am
oooo! so pretty! I like the options with more of the light cream color in them, but they are all beautiful. Which one did you pick?
2/8/2013 09:51:12 am
I vote for the third one. All the colors of the quilt in the "stars" make them "pop." (My HMO...haha)
2/8/2013 09:53:46 am
iPad spell check got me again! Not HMO but MHO...my humble opinion. LOL
2/10/2013 06:56:36 pm
The third one is a beautiful choice!
2/10/2013 10:05:48 pm
Hmmm. That's 3 votes for the third one with the red blobs in the small stars. I am going to mix it up more than that.
10/10/2013 04:10:47 am
Just now seeing your finished Daybreak quilt. It looks great!
10/10/2013 05:30:15 am
Thank you! It is not visible but I still like knowing what is quilted on it. I'll have to finish the binding when fall is over so I can use it in December.
12/14/2013 09:34:01 am
Love this quilt!! So beautiful!!
12/14/2013 11:26:38 am
I'll have to let you borrow it sometime. How's that?
12/27/2013 05:17:52 am
Oops! Can't borrow it now., I gave it to my daughter to cuddle up in.
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