Back in 2012, when I was a relatively new quilter, I created a quilt for my cousin who was having a tough time. After I finished the quilt, I put all the remaining fabric together in a bag, thinking there was probably enough to make a second quilt.
I finally pulled that bag out last month and made that 2nd quilt. There was just enough fabric left ...
I've grown a lot as a quilter since I pulled together the first version. And although the new version really doesn't look that much different, I know the process this time was more thoughtful and the quilting more deliberate.
This version has struck me as more mid-century modern ... taking me back to the cover the Highlights magazine we used to read when I was in elementary school.
I ended up doing 1" straight-line quilting at a slight angle, which I was quite happy with. I would have liked to have gone a little denser, but have been using a bent paper clip taped to my walking foot as a guide and didn't feel it was sturdy enough to stand up to tighter quilting.
Note: I have just purchased a guide to go with my Juki walking foot ... so hopefully this won't be an issue going forward. I will let you know.
The prints were Lotta Jansdotter. When I thought I didn't have enough, I looked on line and found a single yard for $80 ... yup, there are people out there ready to gouge you ... because they can. In the end, I went with one less column, my OCD really wanted another one to make it balanced ... but I am good.
I'm glad I got this one finished ... I have some ideas on new color ways that I believe will bring out the mid-century vibe and am looking forward to giving that a shot.
At 68"x50" it's a generously sized lap quilt.
Hope you all have a great weekend.