Last month, Sandra over at mmm! quilts started a new linky party called Drop Everything and Make It! DREAMit! It is a linky party for those of us who are known to stop all work on everything else and make something that inspires us. There is a button on my right side bar for this linky party. This project was definitely a DREAMit! project for me. I saw a picture on Instagram on Thursday morning and went home that night and started cutting it. I was off on Friday, so I got about half of my blocks made. On Saturday, I finished the rest of the blocks. On Sunday, I added all the sashings and sewed all the blocks together.
On Monday morning, I was at Jo-Ann's buying the backing and the binding--they were the only things I bought! Monday afternoon, I pinned it and quilted it using the large wavy stitch on my Pfaff horizontally using the colored parts of the blocks as the guide. It is stitched at 1.5 inches apart.
Here is a view of the back. I decided a gray minky would be a restful contrast to the bright front. My inspiration picture, you can see here:
showed a black and white striped binding. Jo-Ann's had their high quality cottons all 50% off for the weekend and they had a black and white chevron pattern that gave the same look. I sewed the binding down by hand on Monday and Tuesday night. A beautiful finish in less than a week!!!
I got home from work this afternoon and battled the wind to get these pictures. I have not washed it yet, but I did not prewash the top and batting this time; so I am curious to see how the minky backing and cotton top/batting handle the shrinkage...
I got some awesome happy mail yesterday from Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts. I won this beautiful book by Edyta Sitar. It is a definite WOW! I am thinking of making some of the flowers for a spring time door banner--maybe this weekend.
Lorna also included these adorable fox mini quilts. They are so PRECIOUS!
The backs are nearly as cute as the fronts. Plus, she included the ruler hangers. I don't often have a mid-week finish and happy mail, so they have made my week!