pierrette's quilt is done!!
I just finished my little sister's 21st birthday quilt. I am especially ecstatic because her birthday is August 22 and I finished it before her 22nd birthday!!! I am sure that many creative families like mine have an unfortunate tradition of gifting works in progress...well I'm starting on Jemina's 21st birthday quilt 2 years in advance and dammit I AM going to give her a FINISHED quilt in 2008!
Anyhoo, here's some pics of the quilt. I have the top row folded over in this pic so you can't really see the whole thing...
It was a fun quilt to make because the squares are large enough to show off the pretty fabrics. This is an especially good pattern for using up little treasured bits of vintage fabric. It is a full/queen size. I used probably 25 different fabrics for the blocks and Kaufman kona cotton in color snow for the other blocks.
**had a question about block size on this quilt...the blocks are 4 in square FINISHED size**
here's the back
I quilted it on my new machine...have I told you I bought (along with my mother) a new sewing machine??!? It is SO fast and can be set up in a quilting frame to stitch with cruise control! It is just a straight stitch machine but it is high powered, can sew through anything AND still maintain perfect thread tension while doing so. I am in love with it. I can sew my custom projects so much faster and can do my quilting on a bigger scale too. It is a Pfaff Grand Quilter, 1600 stitches per minute!! WOOHOO :)
On a whinier note...it is hot as fucking hell here...what am I supposed to do in 100 degrees (F) and 85% humidity weather!? All I can think about is eating popsicles :) mmm las paletas here I come.