For this quilt, which I’ve named Sherbet and Stripes, I tried foundation piecing for the first time. I learned the technique from a pillow I found in Modern Mix by Jessica Levitt. The final measurements are 40 x 60, making it perfect for a young girl’s room or a lap quilt.
The fabrics I chose are a combination of Echo by Lotta Jansdotter and Too Muchery by Helen Dardik, plus a Joann print or two. The sashing is Kona Snow, backed in Moda Essential Dots in coral, and bound in another dot fabric that, for the life of me, I can’t remember who makes it.
I made a pieced strip of the prints on the back, not to create an interesting backing piece, but because I didn’t buy enough backing fabric! But I really love how it looks.
Overall, I’m very pleased with how it turned out. The quilting is still a little iffy to me — I just don’t have a lot of experience so it’s not as clean as I would have loved, and this was the first time I’d quilted anything but straight lines. But once I washed it I was much happier with the results. I also wish my corners were a little crisper, but really, that’s just a nitpick.
The one thing I haven’t done yet is get labels made. I’m still trying to figure out the best way (for me) to label a quilt — any suggestions?
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