Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Nate's Quilt...

It's been like a race to the finishing line the past weekend with another quilt done and dusted - a bit bigger this time - 53" square (or thereabouts, didn't re-measure it but that's what I think it was)...
The backing fabric was found at Sew Bright Alpine Quilting when Jindi & I went up to Bright for four days back in November, right after the top was put together. It was all that was left on the bolt and I calculated that it should be "just enough if but maybe a bit squeezy"...well, the bit squeezy came into play. After piecing to the side and one end there was a bit of a missing piece...a bit of lateral thinking and...
The closest I generally come to a label...a patch!...nicer than piecing scraps of the backing fabric to fill the space...

It washed up all nice and crinkly cuddly...I rolled it, tied it with a red ribbon (and forgot the photo of that bit!) and went back to work today with it under my arm to deliver to the intended recipient's Daddy. Almost constitutes a speed quilt in my world - the intended recipient is only 3 months old and already it has been delivered...

Happy Stitching..

9 comments:

katherine said...

Looks fantastic! Love the patch on the back. Looks like it belongs.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow....

marina said...

well done! the patch looks like a great idea.
could you be on a roll?

Maria said...

Looks wonderful! I love the idea of the patch...very clever! 3months old? That's nothing! I once finished a knitted baby blankie when the child had started Year 1! Lol

Fiona said...

love it... such perfect colours and style for your speed quilt...
Hugz

elliek said...

Love the colour combination and the patch is a very clever idea.

Shay said...

This is going to get a lot of love. Whoooo hoooooo on the fast finish! (my grandson got his birth quilt when he was 10 months old- oops!)

Mistea said...

It's probably been too hot for a quilt anyway!
Lovely finish, lucky little person.

Grethe said...

Yes, lucky little boy getting this great quilt! Sweet bear paws
in last post:)) And thanks a lot for your nice comments on my blog,
Annette.