Friday, February 24, 2012

Scallop quilt

I have really been looking forward to this project and I already have an intended recipient (my good friend's baby shower next week) so I was excited to get this scallop quilt going.
 The quilt came together really fast and I am very happy with how it turned out.  I didn't love piecing the curves (hated it), but there weren't very many and I the directions left plenty of room to trim them down to the correct size.
 I was really confused about quilting; I actually initially started to echo the scallops but I wasn't happy with how that looked (or how annoying it was).  So I ripped out those stitches and went with straight lines.  They are a little under an inch apart.
I am very happy with how the quilt turned out and am happy to pass it on next week.  The fabrics that I used are a Moda crossweave (so soft!), Children at Play by Sarah Jane, and a Kona light pink (can't remember the name of the shade).  I absolutely love the Children at Play line and have actually made a couple of other quilts from some of the other fabrics.  I have used up my stash so I better get some more!  I have lots of baby showers coming up!

11 comments :

Meredith Daniel said...

The straight lines were a great choice! I think it looks perfect! I love the balloon print from Children at Play, and the backing fabric is just fantastic!

CityHouseStudio said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just finish up my quilt top today, but am stumped on how to quilt it, too. Your straight lines are a great choice!

twelfthzodiac said...

The quilting on this makes me love it even more!

Rachel Hauser said...

So fun to see. Yes, the straight lines do work! Thanks for taking the plunge for us with the quilting. What a perfect gift!

randi--i have to say said...

this is great! a truly lovely quilt!

Mrs D said...

You've have done a beautiful job. Amazing how such a simple layout and quilting can be so effective. Looks like your curves class is inspiring you.

Elaine said...

love the quilt and congrats on your feature in Modern Day Quilts!!! I am still waiting on the fabric to make mine!

YEYE said...

gorgeous! beautiful job

Goldogmom said...

Very pretty! I've never tried curved piecing and hear it is very hard. I agree, the straight line quilting looks good with the curves, brings them out.
Michelle

Paula said...

Can I buy pattern or do you have a tutorial on this quilt?
I just love this!!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Looks fantastic. I really like everything about it. I too am interested in the pattern, did you design it or is it pattern from somewhere?

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