Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Significant Quilt Top Finished

Not that the finishing of this top is significant, but the name of this quilt will be Significant.  I will tell you the whole story later, but the long and short of it is this quilt is being made for a family who needs a quilty warm hug. I wanted to make a quilt that could be used by the whole family this winter when curling up on the couch.  I tried for a more neutral colors scheme than I usually go for (ash, white and creams vs. scrappy rainbow) and avoided things that might make it too girly as there are two fellas in this family.


With three Comma charm packs, some Kona Ash and my Sizzix, I altered Jennifer's Starflower tutorial scaling each HST block to 4.5 inches square.  The first border is a 2 inch (finished) strip of Kona Black followed by a second border (3 inches finished) of Comma Asterisk.  The full top is now 70x70 inches, which is perfect for a couch quilt.


I just need to finish off the back, sort out the label and then I'm sending this off to be quilted professionally.  It is quite important to me that this family has the quilt quickly and I take months and  months to quilt anything.  Sending it out seemed like the best thing to do. 


I hope to show you a finished quilt next week!  

16 comments:

pennydog said...

That's lovely, I especially like the borders

Nicky said...

I think they will feel cherished! It is striking and I like the colour scheme Cindy!

Lynz said...

You're such a sweetheart, Cindy. That's a beautiful gift, I hope the family is okay. x

cheeky monkey said...

The comma is perfect! The borders worked out great! What a lovely gift and hope they get it soon as it is getting cold already

Leanne said...

This is a wonderful quilt, I love comma and it makes such lovely and cheerful stars.

Tammy said...

Very pretty

Kay said...

Wonderful. I am sure it will be treasured.

Katy Cameron said...

Lovely gift, I'm sure it will be appreciated :o)

Molli Sparkles said...

Mmm, is there nothing that Comma can't do? Striking!

Strawberry Patch said...

Borders are perfect! I love the way they frame the quilt

Judith, Belfast said...

Stunning colour scheme C! Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it! Jxo

Rosy Sews said...

I love Comma and looks fabulous in your quilt top. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Kirsten said...

Stunning quilt - love the Comma fabric!!

Vicki Posten said...

Oh my...this is an outstanding flimsy! Those colors are amazing together.

Tina said...

How sweet - both the quilt and the sentiment behind it!

diane said...

you did such a beautiful job with this pattern and the comma fabric is perfect for such pretty stars. Yeah YOU!

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