This quilt reminds me of A&W Rootbeer, so I've named it "Rootbeer Float". This was the first quilt I made when testing my Granny's Square Patch pattern. Maybe you'd agree that it wasn't meant to be the cover quilt!!
The blocks in this quilt are bigger than the blocks in the Granny Square Patch pattern. I was still playing with it when I made this quilt and decided the blocks needed to be smaller for more visual effect.
I learned from my friend Shannon of The Flemings Nine that quilting in brown thread will soften a harsh white in a quilt, so I tried it, and it seemed to work.
The backing looks sorta like the stitching on a baseball. This being a donation quilt for a man, I thought it was a great match.
- Pattern: Granny's Square Patch
- Size: 57" x 70"
- Fabric: Kona Cotton Solids
- Batting: 100% cotton
- Backing: Echo by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham.
- Quilting: Allover large meandering stitch in brown polyester thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15 mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
- Binding: Kona Cotton Solid, double fold, attached by machine.
- Value: Refreshing as an A&W rootbeer float!
This quilt was made as part of the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2016 at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and will be donated to Covered in Love where it will be donated at the East Texas Medical Center.
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