December 29, 2014

Sister's Quilt

My sister's quilt did get finished on time, I was sewing on the binding just as Santa was arriving. It was that close. I under estimated the time it would take to finish this twin sized quilt. Much different than a quick baby quilt! Either way it's done and sister has already been enjoying it's warmth. 



The top is FMQ with a loopy flower all over pattern. This was the fist time FMQ on my new machine so I wanted a forgiving pattern. It's one of those don't look to close finishes. After a quarter way through the quilting I found my rhythm then things started to improve. The backing is flannel, so this one was an extra heavy, twin sized struggle to get through the machine. Super warm, and a big workout! Pretty sure it negated all those sweets I have been enjoying.




Quilt Stats: 

  • Finished Size: 66 inches x 80 inches 
  • Pattern: Sugar Block of the Month - January 
  • Fabric: Hello Petal by Moda, Kona white background, and Essex Linen
  • Batting: Warm & Natural - white
  • Thread: Connecting Threads - Parchment

Mom also was pretty happy, she got this quilt ladder that Dad and I put together. She was playing with the arrangement of her quilts, here is the final layout. You can see on the second rung is the Looking Glass quilt, I pattern tested. She also got her hands on that quilt too! Still trying to pick my father's brain to make a tutorial for the ladder, it was really 80% him, 20% me. 


Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday. 

-Patch & Chels

19 comments:

  1. Your sister's quilt looks fabulous and thumbs up for you and your dad for making this ladder, I am really impressed! :-)

    Best wishes for 2015!

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  2. Yay! It look lovely and kudos to you for conquering FMQ on the new machine. I'm waiting for Neveretts to call and say that my extension table is in ... I might be in business soon!

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  3. That quilt came out beautifully. There's something about that essex linen that just sucks me in no matter how it's used! Love the quilt ladder. I should probably start dropping hints to the boyfriend to make me one starting in June huh :)

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  4. Beautiful quilt, your quilting looks great! I am glad you new machine is working out for you. Happy Holidays!

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  5. I just bought some of that fabric! Fun to see what you did with it! Well done :)

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  6. Lucky sister, and lucky mom! Love that quilt ladder. I need about ten of those!

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  7. What a great mix of fabrics made into those lovely blocks. And the border fabric? Perfect! Love the matching binding! Your sister is a lucky girl!

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  8. LOVE the quilt ladder you made. Think your dad would be willing to share his directions? I have been wanting one of these for ages!!

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  9. So many great things in this post - your sister's quilt, that great quilt ladder (I want one!) - and MAN is that an amazing pile of firewood!! I had to keep going back and looking at it piled sky-high. Impressive, as is the beautiful quilt displayed on it.

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  10. Oooh a quilt ladder tutorial! That might might be the push my husband needs to make one for me ;)

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  11. Lovely quilt, your sister is a lucky lady!

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  12. Sisters quilt is so pretty, those colors are fabulous! Congrats on the ladder, it looks terrific and you and your Dad did a really nice job.

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  13. Wow - your fmq is amazing! What machine did you use for this? Great finish!

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  14. Fantastic! I love the quilt. . .and the quilt ladder! My husband actually ordered one for me off of Etsy, and it was no longer available. He was crushed. . . even more than I was! We'll look forward to your tutorial, if you ever have the chance to write one with your dad! But back to your quilt, I love the FMQ that you did! I'm sure you are more critical of your own work than anyone else would be. A great finish, just in time!
    Happy New Year!

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  15. Great quilt and love that ladder - looking forward to the tutorial

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  16. Congratulations on finishing your sister's quilt, and so glad to hear she is already enjoying its snuggly goodness. The quilt rack for you mom looks great, too - beautiful wood!

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  17. Well done, Dad, on the quilt ladder! There is always a bit of leeway of deadlines for family quilts, right? I too was admiring the border.

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  18. Oh your sister's quilt is just beautiful- a overly and timely finish! It's a great pattern and the fabric is so lovely too! And yes please please for a quilt ladder tutorial- I'd love a quilt ladder rather than keeping all of mine stacked up in piles around the house!

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