I began cutting out this king size quilt on Saturday and finished it on Wednesday - yes, five days!! This is what an Accuquilt does to quilting, especially HSTs, friends - it drastically reduces the amount of time spent cutting and sometimes eliminates trimming! It also shows me how much I can accomplish when I get off the computer and sew!
This is a custom gift quilt for my aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary. My aunt picked out the fabrics and paid for all of the materials, and my labor was a gift to them.
I matched the colors in the border strips as shown below, placing pink flowers next to pink and white flowers next to white.
The backing is from Marshall Dry Goods. I hadn't handled this brand before, so I was very happy to find it has a tight weave and is so soft. I ♥ extra-wide backing - they save so much time, and since I've learned to rip the raw edges, they go on the quilting rails so nicely.
- Pattern: Sparkle Plenty, enlarged and block size changed.
- Size: King, 113" x 98"
- Fabric: Dogwood Trail by Sentimental Studios for Moda, 2012
- Batting: 100% cotton
- Quilting: Allover medium meandering stitch in white thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15 mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
- Backing: Classic quilt backing, extra wide.
- Binding: Dogwood Trail print.
- Value: Springtime sweet!
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