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.