Spent the past 3 days with my niece Chandler.
If you follow my blog you might think i have a niece/quilt theme going on...and i do!
Chandler is a 2nd year student at Washington State University.
She will return to school in a couple of weeks so we set out to make a quilt.
Originally she was thinking on a design similar to this.
Pretty cool huh?
After stitching the borders around each of the 10" squares, the next step in achieving the look above was to cut each block below into fourths. In doing so, it cut the 'big print' fabrics into much smaller pieces loosing some of the design and Chandler wanted more. She laid out her blocks, switching this one for that, until she settled on the right combinations and liked what she saw.
When they were all stitched together we both realized we had no plans or fabric for a border.
Boersma's in McMinnville carried just enough of her favorite fabric and she used that for the border combined with a dark gray Kona Cotton inner border.
Panto called Paisley with Oyster Shell gray thread
The quilt measures approximately 78"x 90".
Here she is researching her next quilt! Chandler told me tonight that she does not think she will make another 3 day quilt! She worked hard on this quilt...cutting, stitching, ironing, measuring, using the seam ripper...preparing the binding....i loaded her quilt on Mrs. SewGood at 1:30 today and by 8:00 this evening it was quilted, the binding was on and we were taking pictures.
Chandler has the binding left to hand stitch and i know she will have that finished in time for school.
Looks beautiful Chandler!! And by the way, this is her first quilt. Nice.