It has been a long (like embarrassingly long) time since I have had a real ‘finish’!! Oh sure, there have been lots of starts – but no finishes! I had forgotten how good it feels!
Do you remember the Seams of Opal quilt? That I posted about and did tutorials one, two, three and four about? I also had an update about it here.
Well – this is the grand finale of updates!
When my nephew ‘baby Jack’ was born – I knew this quilt had to be his. It is the perfect ‘throw on the floor and add baby’ quilt – lots to look at and tons of texture.
Originally 100 6 inch squares large – it had been made smaller because somewhere between Ohio and our final landing place I lost 6 blocks! And really – I didn’t feel like going back to the beginning (see massive tutorials above!) and he is just a small baby (and he isn’t a twin!) so how many square feet does he need? AND my mommy is going to take some of the (now) extra blocks and make him a big floor pillow to go along with it!
So without further adieu (and I really need to paint that floor – add it to the studi-O-rganization)
Here it is! I LOVE HOW IT TURNED OUT! If there is a repeated fabric in here – it was an accident! So much to see and ‘spy’ and if each block is 6 inches plus about 2 inches of sashing then this quilt is about 62*62 inches (or about 5 feet square). Plenty big for lots of activities!
And the back ain’t no slouch either! This quilt is a quilt as you go ‘a la Allison’ (again, see tutorials above) and each block has a different backing fabric and therefore it is a reversible ‘I Spy quilt’! Can you say ‘greatest Aunt ever is forgiven for not having this ready for his birth???’ Hey, I can try, right?
A closer view of the front.
A much closer (and slightly out of focus) view of 1 block. Each block has a different free motion quilted motif in the center square and then the rest is ditch quilted.
I used my prized Bias Tape Maker
for this quilt and really, I can’t say enough about this machine! I love it! It spits out perfect bias tape every time!
I hope this little guy loves it (the quilt, not the machine) as much as I love him!
Oh and YES there will be an organizing post very soon! Starting with Fabric:)
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