This lap quilt is destined for a boy, and is made using Allison Harris's 'Positive' pattern she recently released. She blogs and sells her patterns at Cluck Cluck Sew. I own a few of her patterns, as well as her book, Growing Up Modern, one of the first modern quilt books I bought. This is, again, another quilt with a clever block construction. I named my quilt 'Good Vibes Only' and I filled it with positive words and thoughts of healing as I made it.
I had the grey Dimples yardage in my stash, and the rest of the quilt, including the binding, is all scraps. The white patches that surround the pluses are a whole slew of low volume scraps. I love scrap quilts, cohesive ones, especially.
Here are a few more of the words I quilted in:
I did a scrappy binding, stitching it to the back and top-stitching it down on the front..
For the backing, I used the same beautiful flannel fabric that I used on the front of Fern, my first H2H quilt. It is called 'Moose Meadows' and is available at Needle & Foot Fine Fabrics. (no affiliation, but Bernie is sponsoring my Beothuk Star QAL. 😊
Here is the label:
You can just see the mmm! quilts label on the photo of the back. It's the first of my second pack of 100 from Ikaprint. This pack was wrong; they sent me another 100 of my first order, which was made before I realized I could do double-sided labels. When I realized that, I was sure to make my second order double-sided; however, they messed up and re-sent the first. They've made it right by sending me out the correct 100 labels at no charge. I haven't received them yet; they come from France. I now hear of a great Canadian company out of Montréal who I will order from next time, thanks to Anja at Anja's Quilts.
Here are the two fully finished H2H quilts, both of which will be dropped off next week at the Windsor Sexual Assault Centre. One is made for a girl, the other for a boy. As I have said in the past, would that there was no need for this kind of quilt to help a child heal from heinous treatment.
I washed 'Good Vibes Only', and took both outside for a crinkled-quilt-pic by our jaw-dropping lilacs that fill the back yard with their scent:
Pattern: Sweet Star block by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew
Size: 46" square
Fabric: scraps and Dimples yardage by Andover
Backing: P&B Textiles 'Moose Meadows' flannel
Batting: a no name thin polyester
Threads: Pieced with various cotton threads, and Gütermann black polyester; quilted with Essential 100% cotton in 50 wt, Stone and White.
Update on the renovations upstairs:
|Dormer #1 is in and all done but for the window since I took this pic!|
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