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December 30, 2013

A Wedding Gift - 16 Patch Lap Quilt in Cuzco

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I have long wanted to make a 16-patch quilt, and a last-minute wedding gift for some friends provided the perfect opportunity.  The 16-patch is a quick and easy block with big squares to let the delicious fabrics shine.  Of course I waited until the week before their wedding to begin it because the custom Seahawks / Broncos quilt was due!  It was barely out of the dryer before they came over, so the pictures are pretty lame.  I didn't even spread it out flat because I had no time!
16 Patch Lap Quilt in Cuzco by Moda
It ended up in a sort of rainbow order, though the color order is not the usual because there were a lot more blue blocks than the other colors.  It goes yellow, green, teal, blue, purple, orange, and pink - all toned down and blended together with delicious Moda Zen Gray.
16 Patch Lap Quilt in Cuzco by Moda
I finally cut into the Cuzco FQ bundle I bought over a year ago!  There are 15 blocks leftover, plus I have fabric to make 40 more blocks for a huge bed quilt to sell in my shop - someday!  Or two lap quilts, but my mind always thinks BIG quilts!

I am just not a random girl.  I like a bit of order to my quilts.  This was how the quilt looked on my design wall when I first put it up - random and blech-y.
16 Patch Lap Quilt in Cuzco by Moda
Another pic to wash your eyes out after that mess.
16 Patch Lap Quilt in Cuzco by Moda
Oops, forgot to take a picture of the back of the quilt, so here is a fabric sample.  It sorta matches ... but not really!
tula_pink_the_birds_and_the_bees_lazy_stripe_in_pond
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  16-Patch
  • Size:  68" square after washing
  • Fabric: Cuzco by Moda and Moda Zen Gray
  • Batting:  100% cotton, thin
  • Backing:  Lazy Stripe in Pond from The Birds and The Bees by Tula Pink {how appropriate for a wedding gift!}
  • Quilting:  Allover medium-small meandering in gray Gutermann polyester thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15 mounted on a 12-foot long quilting frame.
  • Binding:  Moda Zen Gray, double fold, attached by machine.
  • Value:  Warming!  The happy couple lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where it is currently 17 degrees below zero - 62 degrees colder than here!  
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1 comment :

Muv said...

Hello Myra,

Such lovely colours! The 16 patch looks such fun to make - I must try it!

Happy New Year from soggy wet England,
Muv