I have finished my biggest ever quilt, I am so pleased with myself! Cue shameless amount of photos to show it off!
This is my take on a mans quilt. I always intended it to be for my dear hubby's Christmas present but I didn't realise how hard I would find it to make a manly quilt, hopefully the angular quilting has achieved that aim!
For the back I choose not to use the pieced option, but instead used a VERY heavy waffle knit blanket. I had been having real trouble sourcing a good colour match as out local quilt stores don't carry many solid lines. The colour of this blanket was perfect, I also felt it made it again more manly being chunky and heavy. Boy did it make it hard work quilting though! My machine coped fine, good old Pfaff, I on the other hand felt as if I had a carpet rolled up and slung over my shoulder for a good few hours! Good job I only made the baby size!
Across The Sea QAL
Greek crosses/scrappy border/binding : Swoon by Melissa Averinos for Andover Fabrics
Batting : Hobbs Heirloom 80/20
Straight Line/Squares Box quilting
Backing : Cotton Waffle Knit Blanket
So there it is, I am super proud of myself and cant wait to give it to him, why is Christmas so far off?!!!
Do you like the fabric line I used in the quilt, well, I have 3 FQ of Swoon and they are going to be winging their way to Isisjem, who Mr Random Number said was the winner!
Congratulations, I'll be mailing you soon! To everyone else, I hope you enjoy the rest of this beautiful day :)