I wait eagerly each Sunday for the unveiling of the Project Quilt Challenge. This week I was hoping that the challenge would be something that I could do for a young lady that recently found out she has Cancer. And when the Challenge was unveiled it was. It was!!! The Challenge this week was to finish a UFOS!! If you have been to my home you know I have PLENTY of those!!
As I pulled open my ziplock bag bin of projects I found a few possibilities, but none that I knew were the one. I then went to my shelf of bins. The first one I pulled down I knew was it!! It was this bin full of fabric that I cut leftover from a quilt last year!
This is the quilt. And a link about it! http://fosteringothers.blogspot.com/2013/12/rainy-days-quilt.html?m=0
The fabric Simon + Kabuki by Quilted Treasure.
The quilt was cut out of 11.5 inch strips. I had plenty left. I accidentally cut 10.5 inch strips. So I decided to make a new quilt design. I decided to make one long 11.5 inch strip for the middle. Then two 10.5 inch strips. Between those 2 strips I was going to put 5 inch strips. On either side of those strips I put a black and white dotted 2 inch piece of fabric.
I cut the pieces going into the strips randomly. The original quilt had a set pattern, but I enjoy the randomness. When I sewed the 11.5 inch pieces together they totaled 52 inches. I made 4 strips out of the 10.5 inch pieces to be 52 inches long.
I then evened the 4 strips into 10 inch wide pieces. Then cut 2 into 5 inch strips. The 11.5 inch one I evened out into a 11 inch strip.
I then sewed the black 2 inch strips onto either side of two 5 inch strips and the top of another and the bottom of the forth. This allowed the quilt to be seen together quickly.
I decided that since this was a lap quilt it was big enough without any boarders. For the backing I used some Westminister fabric I bought a 5 yard pack of at Tuesday morning for a good deal(we all love those!!)
To quilt it, I used my walking foot and made a straight line on rather side of the long sides of the long strips. In the 5 inch strips I have been practicing doing a circle swirl. They did not all turn out right, but I am excited to try them again on a big project!!
On the 11 and 10 inch strips I I did a small gentle wave. I think I need to practice on the evenness of these. When I get FMQ I like to go fast. But I need to remind myself to slow down.
I bond the quilt in a green umbrella print that I only used in the center strip of the quilt. This really brought out the green.
Today I am taking this quilt to Kayla. My prayers are that she is wrapped in love with Gods healing. She is a beautiful strong girl that I know will an asset to this world one day!! You have this fight Kayla!!!
I take my photos in places that relate to the person I am giving them too when I have time. The area I took it at use to be a volleyball court where Kayla's mom played each Sunday. Those days I thought about are now long gone. The Chickens though enjoyed following me around!!