Friday, September 21, 2012

Allison's Far Far Away Quilt

I have always been intimidated by quilting but once I saw the Far Far Away III collection by Heather Ross I knew I wanted to give it a try. I bought the fabric in November and hoped it would be a fun activity for me to do with my grandmother when she came to visit for the holidays. After a lot of debating and dreaming I decided to do a bunch of blocks with different colored borders to really showcase the fabric. A word of advice, if you don't know how to quilt ask a quilter for help. I asked the amazing ladies at Fancy Tiger and their tricks blew my mind (e.g. strip piecing!!!!!). The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman was incredibly useful, she has a great tutorial on binding on her blog Oh! Fransson.

When I saw the finished quilt in my mind I saw it as a tied quilt. As much as I wanted to try to sew the layers together with a cute design I couldn't decide what to do. I am really happy with the finished results, I think it suits the character of the quilt well.

I love it!

For the back I used all of my leftover fabric and just sewed it together until it reached the size I needed.

I am happy I finally tried quilting. It's really fun and a great way to put together all of the fabrics you really love.


Sewing Geek said...

LOVE, great job Allison!

Emily Platzer said...

OMG, the back of that quilt is amaaaaazing!!!

nice job, milady!

Samantha said...

Way to go, Allison!