Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blue Cheese is Truly Scrumptious!

I finished my quilt and I love it so much! My general plan is to make quilts for my family members but I don't think I will be able to part with this one....

I started Blue Cheese back in September 2016 while I was on retreat at Killbear Provincial Park - my first retreat ever. It was so much fun that I went back again this year but I digress. :))

The pattern for this quilt came from a hand-me-down Quilt Sampler Shop Hop magazine that featured this quilt (called Better with Cheddar) from Quilt Junction in Waterford, Ontario. After I decided to make the quilt I realized that some of the essential pages were missing. Not to worry though because I was still able to figure out what sizes to cut my fabric, and if I recall correctly, I made my quilt a bit longer than the pattern specified.

I had been holding onto this particular cheddar fabric just waiting for the right quilt pattern to come along. The quilt design didn't require a lot of cheddar fabric but it certainly had enough to give the finished quilt some yummy highlights. Happily I still have quite a bit of the cheddar left for more quilts. :)

My quilt finished at approx. 74" x 84" and I used Tuscany 80/20 cotton/wool for the batting - love it!! I quilted it using a continuous Baptist Fan pantograph by Hermione Agee. I used Omni thread on top with a magna glide bobbin. I gave it a very scrappy binding using some of the blue fabric leftover from the quilt top.
gorgeous back texture
I had intended on finishing the binding yesterday at the guild social sew but I got less than 10" done. So, I finished the binding last night while watching Nature and then Nova on PBS and this morning I tied off and tucked in all of the thread tails. I am going to put it on my bed tonight but I don't think I can wait that long to cuddle up in it. :)


belarmina said...

Ellen tu edredón es maravilloso
¡¡harás muy bien conservandolo!!

scraphappy said...

Beautiful finish. The Baptist Fan is such a nice quilting pattern for traditional quilts. Your back looks as good as the front! Congratulations.

Cathy said...

Beautiful. And the Baptist Fans are the icing on the cake. I wouldn't want to part with it either. It has such a wonderful vintage vibe too.