I have another niece getting married. Her shower is this weekend. I had planned on giving her a store bought gift and told my husband about it on Monday. In a very soft tone he said, “She will be the only niece you haven’t made a quilt for…”. GUILTY!
He was right. I can make a quilt in little to no time if I put my mind to it. So…. I looked through a McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine and found a Graphic Garden pattern in the June/July issue of 2015. Perfect!!
I rummaged through my stash and pulled out these pretty florals with an earthy feel to them. My niece is marrying a cowboy. I thought they matched their personalities.
I started cutting and sewing on Wednesday morning and was finished by Wednesday afternoon. The pattern was very easy with big pieces and just a few colors.
I made it even easier by only using cream instead of the two more contrasting colors the pattern called for. I thought it might make a star motif that way. Good idea right?
Wrong. The star ended up looking like a lattice and the cream was kind of flat. I didn’t hate it, but I really didn’t love it. Bummer!
My friend came over and kind of gave me a few encouraging words and suggested a more intricate Quilt design instead of the boring meander stitch I was going to use
I’m so glad she came by! That stitch made all of the difference:). It was MAGIC! It took a bit longer to Quilt, but it was so worth it:)!
Even though the stars are definitely lattice, the quilting has softened the cream space and added a dimension that was missing before.
I love the look of the flowers on the back. They mirror the pretty little dogwoods in the red and green prints on the front.
I always enjoy binding. My tutorial on my favorite binding technique can be found here. With just a little bit of patience and technique, those corners come to a crisp point.
It really did turn out pretty. I’m glad my honey encouraged me to make it:)
I know my SWEET niece is just going to LOVE this quilt. It will be a snuggle up, travel and take along throw. I found myself wanting to sit on the porch and relax under it as well:)
Thank you for dropping by:). I hope you enjoy your weekend. I will be listening to my church’s General Conference I am excited. I love Conference weekend!
Until next time!