This quilt has been on my "to-make" list for a long time. Since I've been on a fabric diet I figured this was the perfect time to raid my stash and finally get it done! Not sure if that's really logical, but it was in my mind!
This pattern comes from the book Last Minute Patchwork and Practical Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. And it is so much easier than it looks!
The part that takes the longest is picking out your fabrics. To me, that's the most fun!
One thing I did struggle with was the quilting. I thought about doing circular quilting but knew there were a few "bubbles" in the color part that weren't going to be the most flat. So I stuck with the straight line that I've seen most people do.
The center was the challenge. When I started, I was going all in one direction, one line after the next. All the fabric was being pushed into the center and I wound up with a huge ball in the center. What wound up working for me was to start in the center a few times and do a bunch of lines in a few different directions to smooth down all the fabric. It came out pretty good!
Now I just need to put a sleeve on the back so I can hang this in our great room. I think it will go perfect over the kids toy shelf.
Size: 56"x 56"
Pattern: Joelle Hoverson, Last Minute Practical Patchwork and Gifts
Quilted by: Myself