Sometime before Christmas, my lovely invisible friend Brigette and I were chatting about all the gazillion quilts we want to make before we die. The conversation turned to Pinterest (as they do) and we ended up discussing this quilt. We decided that this quilt would be perfect for gifts that we both needed, so we decided to make versions of it.
I started mine before Christmas but didn’t get very far — too many other things demanding my time. But, it really wasn’t a time consuming quilt and it proved to be a great project for lazy January weekends.
This quilt is big — weighing in at 95″ x 95″. I’m not necessarily a fan of square quilts, but it just worked out this way. I started out to make it 90″ x 95″ (based on the amount of drop and tuck in that I wanted for a queen sized bed), but I didn’t like that one edge had the gray and white block row. The quilt just looks better when it’s “framed” by black and gray rows all around.
Each of my squares is 5″. Now that I’ve made this quilt, when I look back at the original, it looks to me like maybe she used 4″ squares. I probably would have liked the smaller squares, but since this quilt is so big, this is fine. I chose to bind my version in the lime green too, which I really like. I think this quilt would look great bound in most any color. I used Bella Solids White (98), Black (99) and Silver (183). I backed the quilt in the silver, so, between the front and the back, I used almost 9 yards. Well worth buying the bolt!
It was snowy this morning and I had fun traipsing around taking a few pictures. I couldn’t find any place tall enough to hang it. BigDaddy’s old swingset was as close as I could get but it’s about 10″ too short.
This was a fun, quick and easy quilt to make. My version is for a male, but Brigette is going to make one for a female (bound in hot pink — how cute!). Most importantly, making this quilt proves a point: All that time spent on Pinterest hasn’t been completely wasted! ;-D
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