My One Monthly Goal for January is finished and linked at the party! This quilt was declared my January OMG in this post.
Can I just say I ♥ this quilt!?!
Some of the blocks in this quilt were created as part of the Urban Neighborhood Sew Along. I added the hourglass blocks. Not having enough of one fabric for the hourglass blocks, I used the same print in four colorways.
This quilt is 100% from my stash!
I don't often add borders to quilts, but this quilt called for an "old-fashioned" border. One of my custom quilt customers is a quilt appraiser, and she told me that antique quilts with borders are more valuable, because many people couldn't afford yardage of fabric for a border so borders were rarely added. Most quilts were entirely made from scraps.
One of my goals for 2016 is to use my stash of backings, both extra wide and yardage, and this meets that goal! This is an extra wide backing bought at a local quilt shop a number of years ago. I can't even remember the quilt I had in mind when I bought it. The pink floral tone-on-tone is perfect!
Guess what I learned while quilting this quilt??? Oh, I wish I had noticed sooner! The roll of batting is labeled 90" wide but is actually 94" wide!!! So many twin quilts that were 88" long I could have oriented the opposite direction and saved a ton of batting!! I have often grumbled to myself about batting companies not increasing their batting sizes to keep up to date with the thicker mattresses of today, and maybe they've been reading my mind! Be sure you measure your batting roll - it might be bigger than labeled! A goal for 2016 is to use the batting strips I have leftover - they are about 90" x 15". They are taking over my fabric closet, and I can barely get the door open!
- Pattern: Urban Neighborhood blocks combined with hourglass blocks.
- Size: 60" x 88" twin
- Fabric: Hill Farm by Brenda Riddle for Lecein
- Batting: 100% cotton
- Backing: Sanctuary by 3 Sisters for Moda
- Quilting: Allover medium meandering stitch in white thread on Mrs.Singer, my 31-15 with a patent date of 1896, mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
- Binding: Blue floral print from the Hill Farm collection, double fold with mitered corners, attached by machine for durability.
- Value: Sweet as can be!
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