Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Midwest Spring Quilt
Here, finally is quilt #3- My Midwest Spring Quilt. I used the Five and Dime pattern and a bunch of Amy Butler's Midwest Modern Fabric. I wasn't too sure if I would like it when I started but I ended us LOVING it. It only took me a week to do everything (Cut, sew, baste, quilt and sew binding on) but then the hand sewing of the binding took a while, mostly because I didn't have a good thimble and I kept putting it off for other projects but yesterday I decided that I needed and wanted to finish it. What do you think? I know it is wild but I really like it and it will be great to bring spring in with!
I love how crinkly it turned after I washed and dried it. The first picture doesn't show it because it was taken last night, before I washed it. After shrinkage it measures about 56"x 78", I only lost about 2 inches each way in washing. It is big enough for a twin but will be a great throw blanket for the living room.
I was a little nervous to actually stipple a whole quilt since I have so little experience with it but I think it turned out fine. It was a good time to practice and I learned a lot (like I need to pin more next time. I also love how the stippling goes along with the crinklyness.