Friday, August 24, 2012
My four square quilt is complete! This is the second of my donation quilts for 100 Quilts for Kids, sponsored by Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt and the DC Modern Quilt Guild.
For the front I used several fat quarters from my stash, as well as some blue fabric I had leftover from a previous project.
I pieced the back with more of the blue fabric, plus this great orange print I had used to make a scarf for my mom.
I used the blues again for a semi-scrappy binding. (Side note - I HATE this light blue fabric. It's something I purchased from JoAnns before I knew about variations in fabric quality. It wasn't so bad to work with on my previous project, but for this quilt it was kind of a pain. I think the difficulty was a result of the way the fabric is printed paired with my beginners knowledge on appropriate thread and needle size. Needless to say, I've removed it from my stash...).
As for the quilting, I'm kind of in love. I did straight-line quilting at various widths in each quadrant. I didn't draw out the lines before I started quilting, so they're not exactly straight, but I still like the effect. My favorite part is the corner pictured in the bottom left of the first photo here - I didn't get a good picture of just that section. I did very dense quilting for most of the square and really like the final effect.
Since this is a donation quilt, I'm linking to 100 Quilts for Kids!