Three cheers for a LONG overdue finish. This is a quilt that has been on my bucket-list for a long time. It’s based on a Sandy Klop pattern called Merry-Go-Round. It’s one I’ve wanted to make for years and was way excited when my sister-in-law choose it as the pattern she’d like for their wedding gift. Perfect!
The only hiccup is that they got married, oh, 15 months ago. Well, better late (and looking fantastic) than never, I always say. 🙂
The quilting on this was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. It was a lot of fun to play with the fabrics for this one and just make it a big, scrappy party. My SIL picked the colors and some of the fabrics from my stash, and then I ran with it. Lots of old and new favorites in this one.
I have to say, this is the biggest and most intense quilt I’ve made in a while and, even though I really enjoyed the process, it feels good to finally get ‘er done. This quilt is made using a 60 degree ruler. I modified the original pattern just slightly to make it so that I could get all of my wedges from one strip-set of fabric by cutting the strips down to a 2 1/4” width and then staggering the strips by an inch when I sewed them together. I also used left over wedges to fill in the sides so that I could make them straight. The rest of the construction is the same.
Happy Wedding Lynn and Eric! Second finish of 2015 and first WIP crossed off the list. Only 47 more WIP’s to go…