Friday, April 15, 2016

Vintage Picnic Throw Quilt

My latest finish.  I wanted to do something a little different than patchwork squares so I came up with a block that used 4 patches and half-square triangles.  I'm sure it's not an original block (I don't think any design with HST or 4 patches or any basic building block can be these days) but I figured out the math and overall pattern on my own.  I think next time I'm going to size down the block - these were large 12 inch blocks.   

I made it up in Bonnie & Camille's popular Vintage Picnic collection.  I choose 26 of the prints for the front and used the navy blue cherry print for the back.

It finished up at 70 x 70.  Nice generous size for a throw.  I hadn't intended on doing it this big but once I was arranging the blocks I could tell it needed another row to make the overall pattern more symmetrical and pleasing to the eye.

Like usual I machine stitched the binding which is also the navy blue cherry print.

I really like the little bird print from this line and I have a few yards that I'm going to use for a baby quilt that is in process.  It's my first triangle quilt so I'm taking my time with it to make sure I like the layout and the way the prints go together.

This wonderful bright quilt is available in my etsy shop.  

Now I have 2 custom orders in the works.  One is a wedding signature quilt - the bride is having me make up half-square triangles that are one side in a print and the other side in a light colored solid.  I'm going to send them to her for a display at her reception which will instruct her guests to sign the solid side.  Then she's going to send them back and we'll put together a large throw quilt.  Her fabrics arrived yesterday so I'll be in HST production for a few days.

My other order is from a sweet woman who wants a Guess How Much I Love You quilt made for her mother.  It was their book when she was young and she wants a queen-sized quilt for her mom to cuddle under.  Still waiting on a few fabrics for that one as we had to order from multiple sellers in multiple countries to get ahold of anything in this out-of-print collection.

And of course, if you've been following me on Instagram you know I'm about to do a little master bedroom redo.  Like on Monday while my husband is away on business for 2 days because he can't stand all my diy project mess.  It's a little crazy timing-wise, but I'm excited to finally get a color I like up on my bedroom walls.  Hopefully all my plans work out although I have a feeling it might be an all-nighter on Tuesday.  Wish me luck.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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