I finally finished up Josiah's quilt this week. I bought the fabric last April, started in October, and finished in February. At least I got it done before he turned one. You can see my pother posts about this quilt here, here, and here. I used Oh Fransson's Canasta Quilts pattern, and as all her patterns are it was an excellent, well written pattern. I like how you don't have to add any sashing to this pattern but still get illusion of sashing with the addition of the neutral. However, there is a lot of cutting for this pattern, and I am glad I didn't have to make anything bigger than this. I made the baby size, and it measures around 48" x 48"- which is pretty big for a baby quilt. So I am hoping this quilt will turn into a little boy quilt as well. ;0p
At first I was going to stipple this quilt, but I thought I would try something different. I did some wavy line randomly down the quilt. I thought it would give kind of a watery type look. Quilting it like this was actually harder than I thought it would be. I was going for something similar to how I quilted this mug rug, but it was much harder maneuvering the fabric just right on a big quilt. If I had to do it over again, I would have stippled it. Ah well...
I had lots of leftover fabric, so I just pieced both the big pieces and little pieces together for the back.
Today also marks this little blog's two year anniversary! I have had lots of fun with this blog. I have met so many nice people and gotten the chance to participate in lots of fun sewing adventures.
With closing down the pattern store I still have lots of fun patterns leftover, so I thought I would share some with my readers to celebrate! I have two sets I will giving away. Three bag patterns and three quilt patterns.
1. Leave me a comment letting me know how you found out about my blog and which pattern set you are interested in!
2. For an extra chance- become a follower (or if you already are), leave another comment
I will keep this giveaway open until next Sunday, February 20th.