A Quilt for Grace

Last January (a year ago!) I started a quilt top and posted about it here. I couldn’t decide where I was going with it or what I wanted to look like when I finished. I am not into cookie cutter quilts with fashionable expensive fabric print collections as their foundation.

I shopped in several fabric stores and pulled together a group of fabrics in a family color that went well together and was pleasing to my eye.

I laid the blocks out in varying patterns until I found something that not only I liked but Grace liked as well. She fell in love with the colors as soon as she saw them and staked a claim on this quilt.

When the top was finished I pieced a backing and took it down to my neighbor to quilt. They have a computer controlled quilting machine and it is fast and very little work for them to complete the quilting. A few days later they called me back and said the backing was too short and I needed to fix it. To say the least I brought it home, tossed it in the corner of the sewing room and forgot about it.

Over the last few months Grace has complained about her bed duvet and has been after me about finding something new for her bedroom. Her bed set has been on her bed for almost 9 years. I guess it is time for a change!

The past few snow storms have made it a great time to get some unfinished projects to the finished stage. After quilting a couple of quilts for my momma I eyed the bag in the corner and decided now was the time.

I popped the quilt top on the quilting frame with a pink flannel backing and a 100% cotton batting.

It took me an entire day to do the quilting. Another to do the binding.

And then at Grace’s urging another to make matching pillow cases and some accent pillows. The quilt is a mix of LeMoyne star variation and log cabin blocks made to look like tulips.

After 3 days of work she now has a new bedroom bed set and I have another finished project under my belt.

I have been hesitant about this quilt top but now that it is finished it is really stunning to look at. I love the vibrant colors and it really takes her bedroom to a new flavor of pink decor.

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