This quilt took me FOREVER to finish. I first began the quilt to auction off or to be a prize for a Fundraising 5K. Since the 5K was to raise money for a girl with leukemia, I decided to make it a pink colored quilt. The sad part is, my machine died three days before the 5K and I wasn’t able to get it finished in time. The good news is, the event went well, and so far the treatments have worked for our friend who had cancer.
I used a pattern from “American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine” August 2009 issue called Rhythm & Blues, only I added about a foot to the length so that it could be made into a twin sized quilt. I pieced it out on my husband’s office floor since I don’t have a design wall. Once I organized all of the squares and triangles, I quickly sewed the quilt top together before my children could destroy it.
I then added a bright pink border and a black border. I quilted it twice, basically. The first time was quilting the edges of the black triangles with black thread. I didn’t quilt “stitch in the ditch” style, but instead opted to do a curved line from corner to corner. Then, I quilted all of the pink parts with spiral shapes which resulted in three “S” shapes in each square.
Did I forget to mention that I pieced together a backing for this quilt?
I love how the quilting shows up so well on the back. I used white thread in the bobbin when using the pink thread for the top.
Here is the final quilt! It was also auctioned off for a youth group fundraising activity. This quilt became a wedding present to a couple whose colors were bright pink and black. I hope they love it, because I put a LOT of work into it!