First off - Congratulations to quiltnc, you won the Moda fabric bundle! Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing information so I can send the fabric out to you!
In my last post, I had very high hopes about how much I was going to be getting done last weekend. Although I didn’t get everything on my list accomplished, I did finish my main project – a quilt for my mom. I used Kate Spain “Terrain” fabric, which is a favorite of mine, (as well as some Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Copen) and wanted to showcase the fabric. The colors really jump out when surrounded by white, and this was a very simple quilt to make. I love simple patchwork projects that show off great fabric. If you are looking for inspiration to do something similar, check out our special magazine called 101 Patchwork Projects (there are a couple of pillows in there that I am going to be making soon… stay tuned!).
This year I am trying to use what I have. With this in mind, I finally took out all that scrap batting I have been holding on to and sewed it together to make a piece large enough to use in this project. Once quilted it was nearly impossible to tell where the batting seams were. This is a great way to save some money this year – especially since batting can be so expensive!
I told my mom that she had to pose with the quilt in order to keep it, and she reluctantly let me snap a few pictures of her with the quilt. I got Fergal involved too and had them hold it up so I could share a few additional pictures -- Thanks you two! (Sorry they are a bit blurry - the camera on my phone is a little lacking!)