Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The biggest Quilt I've ever made.... is complete!

Yesterday afternoon I completed the largest quilt I have ever made!

It is a custom quilt, as requested from Lynne, a family friend.

Pattern: Floral Bouquet (changed to King-size), from the book: Jelly Roll Quilts
Fabric: Curio Jelly Rolls by Basic Grey for Moda, and Moda White cotton.
Finished dimensions: 105" x 118" (extra room for shrinkage)


I was a little nervous about making all those points line up,

but somehow they turned out pretty nice!

There were 98 of the blocks/flowers.... but it sped things up to do them assembly-line style, each part of the block 98 times.



She wanted me to go "light on the quilting", so I did an allover medium-size stippling.

For binding I used yardage of one of the green prints in the Jelly Roll.

Our bed is king-size too, and it looked so nice.

When I rolled it up for shipping, Levi came in and asked me if I knew what it looked like.  He then squealed "a Jelly Roll!" and took off laughing like he'd told the best joke ever.  ;)

Thank you, Lynne, for letting me make this quilt for you, it was so much fun!

For those of you who don't quilt, just as a reference; using high-quality quilting fabrics, the supplies alone were over $250 (shopping for sales online), and I spent about 34 hours total.
But it was worth it, the outcome is always so exciting!
And it is made to last for multiple generations.


6 comments:

Bethaney said...

Awesome! It looks wonderful! Go you for getting it all done and having the points match up so beautifully!

Shay said...

That's definitely an heirloom Lisa. Totally gorgeous! You did a fantastic job.

Virginia said...

Lisa, you do the most beautiful work. This quilt is no exception, it's oh-so-lovely.

Shana said...

Beautiful Quilt!!

Evan and Clover and Co. said...

It came out beautifully! Great job, Lisa!

pamie said...

This is a lovely quilt and a lucky friend.