Hurrah! A finished project – this quilt is made from the fabrics in Riley Blake’s Seaside collection that came out this summer. It’s one of my favorite recent collections and made for such a good summer project. I especially love the scrappy combination of stars.
This quilt is a throw/lap size – perfect size for a picnic or a night of star gazing, or if you’re like me: a much needed nap. In the end, it took me slightly longer than I had planned – such is the nature of summer. (Why do I ever think I’ll crank something out quickly in the summer? One of these day’s I’ll learn.) At least we’re in for a few more weeks of good weather around here, so we’ll put it to some outdoor use. I especially love the plaid on the back and the cheerful bias stripes for the binding.
The quilting on this one was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. She is a professional long-arm machine quilter. Her prices are amazing and her completion time is generally around one week! I wanted just a simple, all over stipple for this quilt but she offers so much more. She has many fabulous ‘computerized’ pattern options available to choose from, and she can do amazing customized work as well. Melissa is also offering a 30% off discount on any quilting if you mention “Diary of a Quilter’. That is a screamin’ deal – even in you’re shipping from far away!
In addition to completing the quilt itself, the pattern is finally finished as well. The pattern includes instructions for the original throw size (72″ x 72″) as well as twin, queen, and king size versions. The pattern is available for instant download or in my etsy shop. Fabric requirements are given in the pattern listing.
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