Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, June 20, 2014

My Favorite Quilt

Like many (most?) quilters, my favorite quilt is usually the current one I am working on, and I really have loved all of my quilts over the years.  It is always fun to think back about them and look at all the ones I have made because each one has been a good experience for many different reasons.

I have been enjoying following along on this month's "My Favorite Quilt" series over at Sew Mama Sew. So I decided to join in!

My favorite quilt is this wall-hanging I made as part of Quiet Play's And Sew On BoM of 2013.


I made this quilt almost entirely with fabric from my stash.  I did have to go back to buy more of the light blue and white stars that I used for the background.  But now I still have quite a bit of it left in my stash for other projects!  I worked on each block month by month through 2013, and then finished it up in November.  Working on it coincided with my getting involved in the online quilting community and starting my own blog.  

I grew so much as a quilter during the making of this quilt.  I had tried some paper piecing before, but not to this extent.  The great thing about the process is that the first blocks were quite easy, but got pretty complicated as time went on.  The last one is the one in the center., and I have lost track of how many pieces it had!  I definitely used my seam ripper a lot during the whole project!

I haven't shown this quilt in any shows, but I did get lots of quilty love from my quilt group that I meet with each month when I showed it to them!

The hardest part of this quilt was figuring out how to quilt it at the end.  Since it is a wall-hanging, I didn't quilt it very much at all, mostly straight lines around each block and inside each block to stabilize everything.  If I were to do anything differently on it, it would be that quilting.

This quilt hangs on the wall in my dining/family room.  I know it was meant to hang in my sewing room, but I was so proud of it when it was completed, that I just stuck it up there and it's still there 6 months later!  It hangs right next to the Little Penguins!
 
 
Thanks for the chance to revisit my favorite quilt!

4 comments:

  1. Great finish and I enjoyed it's story. I've been making the Sew Kitschy blocks with Kristy, and they are getting harder - we are almost to our center block.

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  2. Wow, I haven't seen one of these finished. Lovely! Working on the Sew Kitschy series so I understand how they progress.

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  3. I love that you have a 'quilters quilt'! I also shared my favorite quilt http://blog.patsloan.com/2014/06/pat-sloan-my-favorite-quilt-.html

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  4. Wow! This is so impressive! I love it!

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