July 5, 2015

Custom Twin Size HST Quilt {A Finish!!}

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Don't forget!  My brand-new Picket Fence pattern is on sale through tomorrow! You can get it in my Craftsy pattern shop and my Etsy shop.  The benefit of buying patterns on Craftsy that you receive an automatic notice of any published updates.

My customer's choice of half-square triangles with bright fabrics was perfect!  This quilt is in memory of my customer's daughter who passed away two years ago.  She was a paramedic who loved children, as testified by the fun prints on her scrubs.

The daughter loved word finds, and my customer found the perfect backing in this Cotton + Steel print!  It has words like "CUTIE PIE" and "I LOVE YOU".  The word find fabric is the perfect weight for backing, and the letters were super easy to line up when I pieced the backing, something that can be near impossible on lesser-quality fabrics.  Another thing I really like about this fabric is the letters are printed both directions, normal and upside down, which means the fabric isn't directional and can be sewed together either way.  The word find fabric also comes in navy and bright pink.  This is the first time I have purchased a Cotton + Steel fabric, can you believe it?  It also has the cutest selvage I have ever seen!

Another quilt in which I remembered to put a label!  I'm so loving my sew-in satin labels!  It just feels special to put my personal mark on a quilt.

You can read about the progress on this quilt in the following posts:  first, second, third

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Half-square triangles
  • Size:  Twin size, 70" x 90"
  • Fabric:  Customer-supplied medical scrubs with Kona White
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Backing:  Cotton + Steel Playful Word Find in Cream
  • Quilting:  Allover small meander in white polyester thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15.
  • Binding:  Riley Blake Cotton Solid
  • Label:  Custom label.
  • Value:  Memorable!
This quilt was a custom order through my Etsy shop.


amy said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to get it! Thanks so much for your lovely work!

Shannon said...

I think your customer is going to love this quilt! The backing fabric is just adorable. Great finish, Myra!

Gale Bulkley said...

This is a beautiful quilt, and such a touching reminder of someone well loved.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great. Love the word find print on the back.

Jasmine said...

It turned out darling! And the backing is perfect for it. Makes me want to go find some.

Lorinda said...

What a wonderful keepsake for your customer, and it's so gorgeous! Well done!

Unknown said...

What a bauty with all those colorful fabrics!! The back and label are top!!

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous! I love HSTs. What a special remembrance.

Norma Schlager said...

So pretty! I'm sure the customer will love it.

M-R Charbonneau said...

So fun! Nicely done!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh what a truly special quilt. It's absolutely beautiful and every element seems perfectly matched both as a quilt and as a remembrance.

stitch quilt knit said...

Lovely quilt, simple and gorgeous! :)

Sheri said...

I love it and want to make one too!

Zenia Rene said...

Awesome finish! Stunning results for such a simple block. It's on my list!

Maryse said...

What a pretty quilt!!