Thursday, February 6, 2014

Finished Odds and Ends Trinkets Strip Quilt

A friend of the family spends Christmas at my folks' house every year. Sometimes it's hard to come up with gift ideas for her. She always spoils my kids, so I like to return the favor. This year, I made her a quilt. She likes vintagey things so when I saw this Trinkets Odds and Ends print of these girl clothing patterns, I thought it'd be perfect for this friend. I was under a bit of a time crunch, so I went for a simple strip quilt using various prints that went with the focal fabric. I separated the varying width strips with Kona snow.

Strip Quilt

The fabric I used for the backing was a large cut of blue fabric (no clue what kind) that I got from the mister's grandmother. She'd had it for years so I thought it fit well with the vintage feel I was going for. I opted to lightly quilt in the separating strips. I quilted a variety of meandering designs.

Strip Quilt

I was limited on the size of the backing so the quilt is actually longer than I think it should be, but if I had eliminated some of the rows, I don't think it would have been big enough for a suitable lap quilt. So, the quilt measures approximately 55" by 70".

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Very nice quilt, I love the prints you used


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