Some of you may remember how I was counting on receiving a package of fabric about a week ago so that I could make Emma's quilt last weekend but then it didn't come on Friday so I couldn't work on it over the weekend (which is why we had time to get the light fixture and fan up). So the fabric finally got here on Monday and I got the fabrics pre-washed after bootcamp. Tuesday Ryan and I swam laps before work and I had bootcamp after so I was just too tired to do anything. Wednesday we had dinner plans for a friend's birthday and then Thursday after bootcamp I had an Alpha Phi meeting that ran pretty late. So there I was...Friday morning...quilt due saturday morning and all I had done thus far was wash the fabrics...yikes!!!
First thing I did was cut all the pieces and unfortunately in my planning I found out I can't add, LOL. One of the fabrics I listed a size too small but fortunately I had enough leftover to make it work.
The quilt I was making was for my niece Emma for her 2nd bday (for her big girl bed) and her mom wanted pink and purple but didn't have much other direction to give me. After I got all the pieces cut, I stitched the main blocks together - I was really glad that I had chosen a simple pattern with big pieces since I was in a time crunch. Here's all the blocks waiting for me to add the sashing and borders:
1, 2, skip a few, 99, 100! And then it turns into this, LOL. Sorry for the lack of more photos but you know how I get when it gets busy.
Here's a close up - I just did a general meandering quilt pattern. Partly because I was short on time and partly because of the quilt machine I have. Like i've mentioned before, since I have a small mid-arm and not a true long arm, my quilting area is limited to around 6" at a time when I start a quilt and drops to around 3 - 4" at a time by the end of a quilt. With such big blocks, I would have to do multiple rows of quilting and I didn't want to make it look like a bunch of rows so the meandering makes it look all unified. If i get a true longarm, then I can do fancy quilting on bigger scale blocks.
And here's the cute filigree backing fabric, label, binding and all. Ready to go to Emma's party, heehee, just in time!