Have you ever had those quilts that you love so much but NEVER EVER EVER want to make again. This is that quilt. Using my 16 inch Homeward Bound Block (tutorial found here), I was able to construct this large lap sized (70 inch x 70 inch after washing) quilt.
Each of these blocks has over 70 pieces of fabric, and it took quilt a while to construct, but I LOVE IT!
I separated these blocks with 1.5 inches of sashing, plus a 2 inch border all around. I quilted it with a free-motion spiral quilt, one of my favorite dense quilting patterns.
Seeing this almost makes me wish Christmas were here. Almost.
The quilt was made from a variety of christmas fat quarters, background is Kona Snow, and the binding is Kona Grass Green. Batting is warm and white, and the thread is Gutterman white cotton thread.
The other quilt I finished is my EZ Dresden Blog Hop Quilt, made by using Darlene Zimmerman’s EZ Dresden Ruler.
With this quilt, I was able to use the ruler to create a paper piecing template, and also use the ruler to cut the fabric wedges. The tutoria is here.
The fabric is from the House (By Annette Tatum) and Nest (by Valorie Wells) lines of fabric, with Kona Snow for the background and Kona Raffia for the binding.
It was quilted in an overall loopy free motion design. I love how, even though the templates for these blocks were hand drawn, they corners still match up so well.
And, I had to add a traditional Dresden plat on the back (hand applique and all). This quilt measured 40 inches by 50 inches before washing, 38.5 inches by 47.5 inches after.
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