Monday, 10 June 2013
Little Red Goes Vintage Modern
Despite a number of quilty maths issues, the Little Red quilt is finished! And without any further problems! Whew! More importantly, even though it didn’t finish up how I initially intended it, I think I love it even more. Again I say - whew!
You have no idea how long I agonised over what colour cornerstones to use. I even debated the eye-boggling red stripe. It still boggled even in charm square size so I skipped that one.
Doesn’t that make your eyes go weird? Or is just me?
Anyways. I think this beautiful grey print is just perfect. Soft and swirly and girly and lovely. Besides, I’m really loving red, aqua and grey right now. Be still my quilty heart.
I love the back almost as much as the front. It’s plain but it’s soft squishy snuggly fabric. No idea what it’s called. I picked the blanket up at a cheapie store for $15 and it was the perfect size to back my quilt. Much cheaper than buying fabric by the metre for backing! Plus no need to piece it. Win win!
It’s the kind of fabric you just want to touch because it’s so soft. Downside of being so super snuggly and soft – it did not slide through the machine as easily as one would hope. There was a lot of push, pull, move damnit, tug, shove, damnit, move! happening during the quilting of this one. So basic outline quilting won the day.
Here’s where the title of this blog post came from. Little Red meets Vintage Modern. I think this swirl print is one of my all time favourites. I shall have to order more and stockpile it so I never ever run out.
The background print in red is a sweet little flower print from the Little Red line. Very sweet too!
And of course Mr Wolf had to make a fussy cut panel. He’s a bit cute.
So! It’s done! Ready to post off to the new little Miss Rose tomorrow. And she’s not even a month old yet. Impressive, right?! Hope she likes it (or more importantly that her mum does!).
Final details: Fabric - Little Red by Tasha Noel and Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille. The pattern is based on Charming Stars - a freebie that can be found here.
Linking up with Let's Get Acquainted which is over at Little and Lots today. Speaking of getting acquainted, round 2 of that fabulous blog hop is happening right now. Pop over to Beth's place and check it out - fun way to meet some new bloggers!
And also to Sew Cute Tuesday - pop over and wish Janice a happy birthday!