Friday, March 28, 2014
A Finish! Snowballs During the Winter that Won't End
Below, after a spin in the washer.
The finished quilt measures 41 1/8" x 52 1/8".
I like to record details of each quilt I finish.
Timeline I record dates when part of the quilt was finished but not necessarily why it took so long. Four months to quilt this little quilt is an impossibly long time except that I spent two weeks at my daughter's home before and after the baby was born helping her and watching new baby's toddler-brother.
10/14/13 - begun
10/26/13 - center blocks sewn together
11/13/13 - borders sewn on and applique finished
11/16/13 - quilting begun
3/15/14 - quilting finished
3/18/14 - binding cut, machine stitched
3/20/14 - binding finished
Batting (info from package)
2"-4" quilting distance
I found this batting easy to quilt through and I like the loft after washing -- puffed but not too much. (After all, this quilt's meant to keep my grandbaby warm and it's the loft that adds warmth. I might make another choice for a different quilt with a different perpson.)
Hand-quilted using Natural Essential 100% cotton thread from Connecting Threads.
43" x 55" before layering
42 1/4" x 53" after quilting and before binding
42 5/8" x 53 1/2" after binding
41 1/8" x 52 1/8" after 6 washings and once in the dryer (because of the the pencil)
Actual shrinkage was about 9%. Whew!!! Much higher than the suggested 2-3% on the package.
I hope it will keep Olivia warm and comfy the rest of this winter and next year, too.
I'm linking this post to
TGIFF (Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday) at Devoted Quilter, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. Thanks, ladies.