I mentioned on Wednesday that I made both my mom and mother in law quilts for Mother's day this year.
Well here is the quilt that I made for my momma...
It is probably my favorite quilt that I have made to date- just because of it's simplicity and vintage feel. There is nothing better than simple charm pack square quilt. The very first quilt I made was a baby quilt made out of charm squares.
This is my 4th quilt to date and I still have the quilting bug! I am in love with quilting. I think it is so fulfilling because a lot of the projects I make are little skirts that my kids will grow out of, or bags that will get worn out... you get the idea... But quilts are something that are around for years and years. I have an old vintage quilt that was made by my great grandma. Every stitch was hand stitched and it is worn with years and years of loving use. I hope that these quilts I make can become family treasures too. (And if not- at least I had fun making them right??)
For this quilt, I used the Strawberry Fields fabric collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda. I am totally in love with this collection. The colors are so great together and are bright but soft at the same time. This fabric is so so soft and I can tell that over time, this quilt will get that soft "old quilt" feel that I love so much.
(btw... it is an older line so I have seen it in the sale/clearance on many sites so if you like it too, snatch some up while you still can.)
I used 4 charm packs and then added a small border in the middle and a larger border around the edge. I absolutely love how it turned out. I am so happy that I have some leftover scraps to put together a mini/baby quilt for myself (for future use)
One of the reasons I love charm pack quilts are because they are by far the easiest for me to quilt. I love doing a simple "x" through each of the squares. I think it looks so cute and it is so easy to do with a machine... The squares are small enough that I don't even have to mark them at all to see where to quilt- I just eyeball it and go for it. Not every square is perfect, and straightly quilted- but heck.. that's half the fun of it. You can tell it was home made.
Like I mentioned in the post about my mother in law's quilt- My favorite way to give a quilt to someone is folding the quilt in half and then in half again so it is a big long strip (1/4 the width of the quilt) and then I roll it up into a neat, tidy roll and tie it with a cute ribbon.
And last but not least... I have to thanks my dad for holding up the quilt so I could take pictures... We had fun goofing off and I managed to snap this shot- don't tell him I posted it! Always love taking picture of my "quilt models"...
Have a great weekend everyone!!