Friday, December 23, 2011

Engelbreit Quilt Finish + Gifted Warm/Cool

I've had this one done for a minute but didn't get it photographed until yesterday. The wind let up briefly over lunch and I was able to con a coworker into modeling it for me :D

I found these fabrics in the sale bin at Walmart and used lime green fleece as backing, so this isn't the highest quality quilt but it's going to get used. Once I pieced the top, the style and colors reminded me of the artist Mary Engelbreit. I'll be gifting this one to my 2yr old niece for Christmas.

I wish I could have quilted it differently, though. I use a 1960 New Home to FMQ and it can be finicky sometimes. It wasn't cooperating at the time so I decided to stitch in the ditch between each block instead. Now that it's finished I wish the quilting was tighter and I'm slightly concerned about durability, but this quilt will serve a purpose for now and I'll have plenty of time to make her an heirloom later, right?

I snapped a couple pics of the neatly tied up Warm/Cool quilt before giving it to my boss for his little ones. A scrap of lime fleece made for a rather snazzy bow!

I'll be heading north to my grandmother's house in the morning. Have a holly, jolly Christmas!

Krista :D


  1. Your niece will loooooove it! And to her, durability won't be a very big concern. ;-)

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Krista.

  2. Looks bright and beautiful to me and what is more it is ready in time! That's more important than the finesse of an heirloom quality quilt at this stage in you niece's life! AS you say that will come later...

  3. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Yours, Ulla

  4. Beautiful! Great work Krista, I can tell she'll love it.

  5. That's a great quilt for a 2 year old! I think I am going to use the same pattern/blocks/whatever-the-real-term-is for my 2 year old niece! Merry Christmas and happy new years!


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