Friday, September 23, 2016

Frosting {Quilt}

"Grandmothers are moms with lots of frosting"

I adore these quilts. I actually finished them in January and was supposed to mail them off to their recipients. But I just couldn't let them go. 

Honestly, I just didn't mail them because I never got around to making their labels.
And I let a lot of other projects, and life, get in the way. 

I used jelly rolls I had that I had picked up a million moons ago at either Joanns or Hobby Lobby. The Granny Square pattern by Blue Elephant Stitches from Moda Bake Shop was well done and it came together quickly. 

Very quickly!

My big problem was that I had a matching white issue. After a long drawn out process, I discovered that there are actually, not just dye lot issues, with Kona White, but there are actually two different manufacturers for Robert Kaufmann and the whites are NOT at all the same. 

After hunting down some that matched thanks to Hayley from The Plum Bobbin, I was able to find the right white and add the sashing. 

The quilting. These were quilted at a time where I was just really discovering my "feathers" and was playing around with them. 

I may have over-feathered them. If that's possible?

One backing is flannel and one is cotton. They both washed up really nicely!

From the beginning, I had in my mind to do scalloped borders/binding. I just knew I wanted them to have a vintage feel and if scallops don't say that?  I don't know what else would!

The key to scallops is a good amount of border space, a good scallop ruler to mark, and bias binding. 
The other thing I learned was to not get too worried about mitering the corners.  The bias binding started just naturally curving into the inside turns. 

My IRun4 buddy, Reagan.

And the final touch, sweet labels.  I forgot to take pictures, but one of the recipients  took one!
These are going to two super special people that had no idea that they were coming. 

Quilt stats: 
Measures:Approx. 54" x 64"
Pattern: Granny Square by Blue Elephant Stitches at Moda Bake Shop
Fabric: Kona White, Joann Fabric jelly rolls, Joann flannel and cotton
Quilting: Free motion feathers on Ole Betsy longarm (18"Avante)

I was so excited to get messages from them when they arrived!


  1. That scalloped binding is incredible, really nice work!

  2. Very pretty, love the pattern and scallops. Your feathers look amazing, great quilting!

  3. Du hast ein schönes binding an deinem Quilt
    auch die Farben sind schön .
    Gruß Karo

  4. So pretty love the colors. Ohhhh.....and that binding and the quilting is FAB! This is one fantastic quilt...I love everything about it!

  5. What a cute quilt! The feather quilting is gorgeous and I love the scalloped edges and turquoise binding.


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