This summer I fell in love with an entire book of quilts. When I first started to see pictures from Elizabeth Hartman's Modern Patchwork, my jaw dropped. I wanted to make all of the quilts. How rare is that?
Then my birthday came and my husband got me the book. That day, I bought these fabrics and started planning this quilt.
Our friends had just announced their engagement and I knew I wanted to make them a quilt. I tried to make it a appeal to both of them. Derek helped me pick the fabrics and together we chose some nice geometric prints.
I wanted to add a little warm colors so I threw in some orange.
This quilt was really fun to sew and it started coming together really fast. I quilted it with a rounded free motion zig zag. To be honest, it is not my favorite quilting I have done. I like it washed though... I think.
I do not normally follow patterns to the letter, but this time I did. I just love how interesting the quilt backs are in this book.
Our friends loved it. I hope they get many years of snuggling under this throw! Congratulations Dave and Jenny, we are so happy we have met you. You make our lives better.
Name: Blue Roller Rink (Ice rink? Hehe...)Size: 52"x80" (approximately)
Fabrics: Kona Charcoal and Snow (I think?) for the borders, I can not remember the fabrics from the front (message and I will look them up), and assorted Kona blues from my stash.
Binding: Kona Charcoal
Pattern: Roller Rink from Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman
Finished: November 2012
I am linking this post up to the Small Blog meet and Fresh Sewing Day. Welcome new people! I am so happy to see you and I am excited to look at everything you are doing.
Happy December First!