Quilt Two of 2015 is complete! And I even made a dress to match it!
Not a dress for me, a dress for that tragically under-clothed daughter of mine.
I used Cotton & Steel’s August line for the entire quilt, except for some Kona navy at the sashing and back. I have been in love with this fabric since its release last year. Every few weeks since, I get online and look at it. Then a few months ago, I was on Craftsy and saw that it was 40% off! I grabbed it so fast! And guess what? When I went to grab the link for you, I found it’s 40% off again (as of this posting 5/8), along with a ton of other fabulous fabric HERE (craftsy links are affiliate)
I didn’t have a quilt pattern in mind when I ordered my fabric, and bought more than I ended up using. With some of the leftovers, I made a sweet little dress for Ivy.
The pattern for the quilt started with the Double Slice Layer Cake from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I added sashing of the navy between the double-sliced rows. Then I used some of my leftover half blocks to make the back a little more interesting. Also, on the back, you can see what a horrible quilter I am. I don’t care, though. I really love it. I’m still very much a novice quilter, so mistakes are expected, right?
For the quilting, I went with a weird zig-zag pattern that resulted in a separated-diamond effect. Or would have, if I had kept things lined up better. It’s pretty bad. I’m really hoping I get better at this quilting thing at some point.
I keep reminding myself of where my garment sewing started five years ago, when I started this whole Better-Sewing Goal, and that gives me hope. Speaking of garments and better sewing, don’t forget to check out Ivy’s matching dress HERE