Monday, June 27, 2011

Comfort Quilt

I have all the triangles sewn for this comfort quilt. It is five feet by six feet, a good lap size.

I used a Hoffman floral, some of the scenic backing fabric which has horses, lots of green tone on tones and lots of blue tone on tones. To keep things casual I used some plaids and checks. I wanted a denim and green woods theme.

The backing is a scenic print with horses. Backing needs a good seam that is pressed open. The scenes run right along the selvage which I needed to trim off because I purposely have not washed this fabric. I do want some shrinkage to get a nice puckery effect but I don't want that selvage pulling up.
I decided to match the water ways more than the horses.

I am going to outline every triangle so I pinned inside every triangle.

I'll have one grand child for a few days and then the other but I do hope to make lots of progress as it is pretty straight forward quilting once I decide on my thread.


Twisted Quilts said...

The greens and blues are so soothing together. I also really like the way you matched the water on the back. I think little touches like that really make a great quilt.

Dianne said...

Beautiful! yep, having the quilt a bit puckery gives it that antique feeling I think...lovely work!

Createology said...

This is truly a comfort quilt. Love the soothing greens and blues. Lovely and I know you have made it with lots of love put into every stitch. Happy Grandma-ing...