September 30, 2014

AB Quilt Finished

I had a busy time this past weekend, but I managed to get my Amy Butler quilt finished. I'm calling this my "Amy Butler" quilt since it has a bunch of AB prints in it - but there are other fabrics in there, too.

I quilted it simply with  random straight vertical lines, but used a stitch that undulates. Ir's called a running stitch on my machine.

The backing is an old sheet.  I had challenged myself to use only things I had on hand.  This sheet had a rip in the side where it had been caught in the mechanism that folds in and out the pull-out bed in our old sofa, so we weren't using it anymore.  The blue and green color went well with the primarily blue and green color scheme.  And this old sheet is so soft - makes the quilt even more "snuggly feeling".

I used the Michael Miller "Feeling Groovy" print for the binding.  I had a yard of this so I knew I could get the binding strips cut from it.

I  did a machine sewn binding on this one because I would like to be better at that. I sewed the binding to the back and brought it around to the front then top stitched it with a straight stitch.

I'm anxious to put it in the wash and see how it comes out.  All in all I enjoyed making this quick, simple quilt, and it was fun to use only what I had on hand.  I have an idea in mind for another quilt - but would totally need to buy everything to make that one - fabric, batting, thread - the whole works! Time to do some quilt math . . .

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  1. it's great- and wonderful that you could use so much that you had on hand!

  2. This is such a pretty quilt. Just love the fabric choices and the sheet that you used for the backing. Really turned out nice!!

  3. Congrats on your finish. I love the blue and green color scheme.

  4. This has turned out so well - and I really like your sheet back, I think it goes well with your Amy Butler front.

  5. Such a great quilt pattern to show off those lovely big bold prints. You've included some of the prints that I love and am hoarding. Lovely!

  6. Very cool! I must get me some of these Amy Butler fabrics, I have a friend in mind who I think would love a quilt made with these fabrics!

  7. I love the fabric you used for the binding!


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