|Left: My Quilt, Right: Gram's Quilt|
Gram and I are finished! The reveal took place at our family Christmas party, just a little slow getting things up on the blog. Both quilts are made from Somerset by Fig Tree. It's interesting to see how differently they turned out. Once, again each was a hit for different reasons.
I used one of the blocks from the 1920's Farmers Wife book and paired it with a 16 patch block. Gram announced that her quilt was done back at Thanksgiving, I had been procrastinating. Four days before the quilt was due was my start date. Add in the stress of holiday sewing, I really was kicking myself. My sewing machine could not go fast enough as time flew by!
|Detail shot of Gram's quilt design|
The one thing I did learn from this quilt, custom quilting is not my thing. Each of the pinwheel blocks has a different quilting design. Don't look close, it's scary. What I lacked from lack of time, I thought I would make up for it with the quilting. Well, not so much. Putting custom quilting on my list of things to practice!
Since I photographed these beauties on Christmas day, Mike was at my parents. My two favorite guys helped me set up and take down my photoshoot. I have to say I am a pretty lucky girl. Notice that Mom got us all matching fleece, you can't see but I had mine on too :)
Now onto the Challenge of 2016, "Battle of the Colors". I purchased Atrium by Joel Dewberry from Massdrop last month. In need of new challenge fabric, impulse buy was perfect. After dividing the fat quarters into blue and pink (13 of each), I then decided we would pull randomly for our color. If you look closely they are both the same prints in each color way.
|Gram got the cool selection.|
|I got the warm selection.|
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