Last summer when we were in Oregon visiting our DS and family, my GD (age 21) said she wanted to make a quilt. I wasn't surprised because she has designed and made one before and loves them. She also sews a lot of her own clothes. She didn't know what design she wanted to use, so I showed her Bonnie Hunter's web site, Quiltville.com because there are lots of free patterns on it. I showed her the Bricks and Stepping Stones pattern, because I had seen it before and liked it - and she liked it as well, so that was the plan.
First, she needed fabric. She pulled out several plastic bins full of fabric that she had bought at various places (especially Good Will), most of it more appropriate for clothes. She went through the fabric I had with me and cut several pieces from there and then we heard about a quilt shop going out of business! She wanted all of the "bricks" to be different! Great idea! We finished the top except for the border and I brought it home with me to quilt.
I had some other priorities, so I worked on it as I could and then had to take my machine in for service two times. Finally, it's finished!
|Too big to get in the picture - it's a large queen size.|
The center was quilted in the ditch the inner black border was quilted with a loopy pattern and the 10" border was quilted with a variety of meandering leaves and ferns. I used Essential PRO quilting thread that I purchase from Connecting Threads. I've been very happy with this quilting thread.
|Close up of some quilting|
After my guild meeting on Monday night where I will take it to show, it will be sent back to Oregon. Too bad I can't deliver it in person!