This quilt came together so quickly, I'm so happy to have it done two weeks ahead of my schedule!
I had a rough time getting the back to come together as nicely as I wanted. I really didn't have a plan for it, except to use a road panel I had in the middle of it. I chose a bunch of other fabrics from my stash that coordinated. I calculated how much I would need, and cut them out. But was short quite a bit, so I added more (I had a big bundle of fat quarters to choose from). Still short and didn't want to use any of the remaining fabrics I had, so I ended up buying some fabric to bring the back together.
|In progress, ended up taking the rainbow chunk apart and the adding strips to the top and bottom and buying some road fabric for the sides of the panel.|
I was so happy to start the quilting on it! Every plus quilt I've seen online has straight line quilting, but I really wanted some curves to help soften it. I finally chose orange peel quilting on the seams after seeing this tutorial.
The quilting went really quickly, I finished it in less than two days, even around my kids' schedules. It helped that my daughter was taking huge afternoon naps, so the quilt went from 3 pieces to finished in about 3 days.
I was so happy to give it to my son--he sure deserves a quilt of his own from me. This is the 16th quilt I've made since he was born 2 3/4 years ago. I told him if he ever needed a mommy hug and I wasn't around, to wrap the quilt around himself and it would be like I was there hugging him. At almost 3 years old, he believed me and thinks it's a magical kind of quilt, and loves it. <3
|Fresh out of the dryer, ready for story time!|
Here's the official photos of it:
|It measures about 74" x 64", and I used solid grey binding. Seeing it now makes me wish I'd spaced the orange and bright greens a little better...but oh well I don't notice or care the rest of the time.|
|The back. I got the straight road fabric from Joann's.|
|On his bed. It's too short to be a true twin-size quilt, but it's perfect for a toddler and crazy positions he sleeps!|
|Detail of the "orange peel" quilting. It was fun watching the circles appear while I quilted it.|