Thursday, January 21, 2016

Rustic Blush Throw Quilt

I've been on a sewing tear lately.  Maybe it helps that a few of my finishes were actually UFOs that I started this summer and just now got back on my radar.  This was exactly the case for this quilt.

It's made from Verna Mosquera's Rustic Blush collection.  I bought it late last spring, made piles of half-square triangle over the summer and just pieced it together last week.  Originally, I was going to just do all pinwheel blocks but then I thought I'd see how it turned out with a little twist so I did half pinwheels and half in these other arrangements.

I'm sure there's an official quilty name for those other blocks so I'd love if someone let me know.

 I used every last bit of the fat quarter bundle I purchased and this ended up at 52 x 52 inches - a decent sized throw quilt.

These fabrics are so pretty.  I imagine this would look fabulous draped on a chair in the corner of someone's sunroom just beckoning you to cozy up with a nice book.

I quilted this one all in the ditch - up and down all the squares and then diagonal along the pinwheels.  It makes for a nice clean and simple pattern on the back.

The back and the binding are made from the floral tan and white which is nice and neutral.

I had a few blocks left over so I turned them into a pillow.   Quilted on the front and smooth on the back.  Lately, I've only been making pillow covers not finished pillows, but this was finishing up at a size that doesn't fit a standard insert.  So instead of adding a border or such I just stuffed it full and topstitched the edge closed.  

Both the quilt and the pillow are available for sale in my etsy shop.

Now I've already started another throw quilt out of my brand new Strawberry Fields Revisited bundle.  This was the first bundle I had bought in forever and I knew I'd like it but now I like it so much I wish I had gotten more. I'm posting pictures almost daily over on my Instagram so check out my progress on my new projects there.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

Linking up with these great gals...

Finish It Up Friday @ crazy mom quilts
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