This quilt! Oh, how I love it. First, let’s start off with the fabric. This is probably my favorite to date. It’s Desert Bloom by Moda and I adore every design in the collection. I had a jelly roll I purchased from Missouri Star Quilt Company and I went on the search for a pattern a quilter like me, a semi-beginner, could tackle. I came across the Scrappy On Point Triangle Quilt Angela Walters posted on YouTube.
I downloaded the free pattern on Craftsy and got to work. I did add to the size as I knew I wanted it for a summer blanket on my bed. This sucker ended up being a whopping 72”x77”. The top was a breeze. What was not a breeze was fitting that humongous quilt under the neck of my little sewing machine. I’m going to be honest and tell you the “straight line” quilting isn’t so straight. Actually, it’s pretty much a wave all the way through.
The neck of my sewing machine is about three inches long. There wasn’t any amount of rolling, tugging, and crying (yes, there was a point I was in literal tears) that is going to give me straight lines on this big girl. So, I did the best I could all the while swearing and shaking my fist in the air like Scarlett O’Hara that one day I’d never have to quilt on this sewing machine again. I can’t tell you guys how many times I’ve looked longingly at sewing machines with an eight inch neck. All that space? I would be unstoppable. Anyways, I digress.
I made the binding using the continuous bias binding method that’s just too simple for words and hand sewed the binding to the quilt. Even with all its imperfections, I love this quilt. I named it Jewell because the pattern reminds me of little jewels. My grandmother Jewell, would have loved to see this quilt, but I’ll think of her every time I see it. I miss her so much.
Fabric – Desert Bloom by Moda. 1 jelly roll
Background fabric – some white fabric I had on hand.
Backing – Desert Bloom by Moda. 5 yards.
Thread – Amann Group, Isacord 40 Col. 0015 A7611 (100% cotton)
Pattern – Craftsy Scrappy On Point Triangle
2.5 inch binding – Continuous Binding Tutorial