Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Finale


I got the borders on - three sets of borders, to be exact.  All done now except for the quilting, binding, and labeling.  I'll outsource the quilting to a longarm quilter. 

Directions for this quilt are in the April 2011 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.  It was designed by Lanie Tffenbach.  I wanted to make it as soon as I saw the cover on the newstand.



The magazine's version:


My version:



APQ rates this project as "Intermdiate" and I agree.  While the basic blocks (uneven nine patch and flying geese) are suitable for a beginner, putting them together is a bit tricky.  I had a little difficulty getting the pieced border to fit nicely.  I had to adjust the width of the brown inner border so the center of quilt would be a size divisible by 2" (the size of the flying geese) plus 2 quarter inch seam allowances.  Took a bit of math.

Here's a close-up of the border.  In this photo, you can see how the cream backgrounds are scrappy too.


And here's the quilt draped over our bed. 

 

Mine came out about 80" by 92" which is a bit of an odd size, but I'm sure I'll find a place for it. It could be a cuddle quilt for two on our couch in the family room.




4 comments:

Mad about Craft said...

Lovely quilt!!!

I'll wait a bit before I make this quilt if the border is tricky as I am really only an advanced beginner but it is certainly on my 'to do' list as I love it.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That's a gorgeous quilt. I love the colors. And the borders really make it too!

Thelma said...

Great job, wonderful finish! I love this quilt. That's what those little borders around the geese are for, fudging! I hope you're proud of your effort, you should be, it's just amazing!

Linda said...

GORGEOUS!!! I can't tell you how much I love that quilt! You really did a wonderful job!!!