Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Green Posh Quilt

   I am really excited to have finished my new quilt.  It's just for me, with no thought to who it's for, what others like, how it matches the house, etc.  (Although I'm apparently not that rebellious, it matches our home colors really well).  This is the Posh pattern, a free pattern from Moda.  The pattern uses a small print for the background, but I used a pretty solid green, Kona Tarragon, as well as a couple of matching solids.

     I just love how quilts look after they've crinkled up from the dryer!

    Inspired by all the focus on free motion quilting lately in blog land, I decided to follow the loopy lines on the flannel I used as backing for the quilt (which I love almost as much as the front) instead of stippling.  I loooove the feel of flannel backing, it makes quilts extra snuggly.

   I also stepped a little outside my comfort zone and used a printed binding.  Told you I was a rebel! ;)  I usually use a matching solid for binding, but I think the bright contrasting print really adds to this one due to all the solids.

    This was a really quick pattern, and the whole quilt took me only a few weeks from start to finish, with lots of breaks in between.  Not too bad, that's 2 finishes for 2012!

    And now, a cautionary tale of the danger of lunch hour + coupon + wandering.  Earlier this week I had a 30% off total purchase for Joann's, and they were showing Kona cottons at 40% off online, which would have been less than $4 a yard.  So I went on my lunch break with the intention of stocking up.  Instead, come to find out the sale was online only, and the coupon is only good in-store.  Booo!!  But I still needed a few notions and other odds and ends, so I decided to wander aimlessly around the store.  Besides some notions and fusible web, I left the store with this stack of randomness:

    A yard of flannel and some black tone-on-tone from the remnant bin, a DS quilt print, a knit for some serger practice, a couple of yards of Alexander Henry, and Star Wars.  They were all on sale - unlike my original, probably much more useful fabric goals - but hey, it's Star Wars! And Alexander Henry!  The Star Wars stuff was picked over or I so would have bought more.  The only bad thing, I really do need some more Kona.

Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

  1. I love your Posh quilt! Looks very cozy! Isn't it nice to make something for yourself?! Good job!