Monday, December 26, 2011

Little Apples quilt: a finish and a gift for my mom

I did not want to post pictures of my finished Little Apples quilt until after Christmas, because it was a surprise gift for my mom. But now I am happy to share, because this is the quilt I am most proud of yet! It is the largest one I have ever made- I went to a local shop, Modern Domestic, to quilt it because their space is larger and their machines are much nicer Berninas compared to my little Brother.

My mom loved it! This was the gift I was so excited to give this Christmas, and I am so happy to give it to my mom. 

Quilt stats:
Finished size: 60" by 52"
Pattern: "Valentine" from The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker (p. 71) by Elizabeth Hartman
Top: Little Apples jelly roll (won from Diane and sponsored by Julie) with sashing in Kona Medium Grey (won from Bec and sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop in this haul)
Binding: Heath for Alexander Henry
Backing: Rendezvous by Khristian A Howell for Anthology, Kona snow, some random black dotted stuff from JoAnn's and leftover Little Apples strip
Quilted: on a Bernina 450 using a fan or sunbeam pattern (?)- no idea what to call it, but credit to my husband for suggesting it!

1 comment:

  1. Completely awesome, Amorette! It is so beautiful and fun that you made it for your mom. Very cool that you are so close to such a fun modern quilt shop, too!