Finally completed one of two quilts in the making…both gifts, for two wonderfully generous girls.
I planned, originally, to make a queen size, using the Cafeteria Line pattern by Modern Quilt Relish. However, I had only five fat quarters to work with, so I modified the pattern somewhat, adding the extra red bar . I was also not looking forward to working on a large quilt on my Husqavarna Viking, so thought I would quilt it in two halves and join them together. But then, had a brain wave! Two quilts are better than one, right?
I free motion quilted this one in a pattern similar to the original Modern Relish quilt, which I loved so much!
I started by marking dots at 1″ intervals to form a grid to work on. That bored me so much, that I switched to a 2″ grid and eventually just drew perpendicular lines where I felt like!
Since the point of my washable marker pencil kept breaking after every two lines, I switched to an ordinary lead pencil to draw the lines. Which means that I have to sit with an eraser tomorrow and scrub them all out! Not something I am looking forward too.
I did manage to find some pretty floral matching fabric for the backing in the local market, which softens the geometrical look of the quilt.
I hope the recipient of the quilt will love it as much as I loved making it for her!
Tomorrow, I plan to bind the other quilt. What is sewing at your end?