I have started several quilts in my life, and in true Lauren fashion, they have mostly been king-sized or something ungodly huge. (I NEVER bite off more than I can chew. Oh, wait...) So, to say finishing this quilt is a huge achievement is quite an understatement. (This one is an over-sized crib size for Harper.) I bought these fat quarters several months ago while visiting family in Alabama. If you live near or visit lower Alabama, you should absolutely check out this fabric store. (Hole in the wall?) I couldn't tell you the name of it, but it's this unassuming, white, brick building on the side of the highway between Andalusia and Opp on Highway 84. I almost peed myself with excitement when I walked in because its full of designer, $10+/yard fabrics for only around $5/yard. I guess they are closeout bolts.
I machine pieced and quilted the entire thing (using my new walking foot for the quilting), and then I hand-stitched the binding to the front.
I used the following tutorials to complete the quilt:
- Pattern - ZigZag Quilt Tutorial on Bee Square Blog (by guest blogger Crazy Mom Quilts)
- Sandwich - Making the Quilt Sandwich by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson!
- Quilting - I used the stitch-in-the-ditch method, but I didn't use a tutorial.
- Binding - I mostly used this tutorial for a mitered corners binding on Wendy's Knitch, but I altered it a bit for my liking.
And it's done!
As I told my husband, "It's not going to win any ribbons at the state fair." But, it is finished. And Harper seems to love it. I kinda do too!
What do you think? Do you have any quilts in progress? Have you, like me, started a bunch of quilting projects that never got finished?