When my friend, Christine approached Kim and I to make a quilt for a wedding that was in two weeks we jumped to the challenge. The two of us helped C pick out the colors. We managed a red and green quilt that doesn't look Christmas-y. I love the gray we picked up at Hobby Lobby. It has such a beautiful sheen and feel. I am pleasantly surprised with the fabrics they have at that store.
C liked the shoefly block quilt from a recent post by Obsessive Crafting Disorder. This is the perfect layout for a first time quilt. Only HST's and squares. C was the pressing master. She was either the ironing goddess or our ironing bitch depending on your perspective. Kim and I did most of the sewing. It was so fast having the three of us work on it at the same time. The whole thing from picking out the design, to fabric shopping to binding was about 8 hours in two sessions. And I think it took us about 2 hours just to figure out the layout once we had the blocks.
I quilted it with my latest go-to quilting design - figure 8's. I think I banged out the quilting in about 45 minutes. That in combination with 30 day shred really worked my shoulders...
Her is the back. Again another print from Hobby Lobby. It is gray white and red and not too girly. We used a bunch of 10" squares down the middle flanked with more of the gray solid from the front. The binding is scrappy and green and happy.
C washed it before taking it to the wedding and I don't have the picture but I assure you it is the perfect state of crinkletude. We will be doing another old fashioned group quilting soon. I have a feeling C will want a quilt of her own. Operation bring more people to the dark side nearly complete.
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