For those of you who haven't been around this overly documented quilt creation, my sister-in-law asked me to make a quilt for her 5 year old daughter. She wanted something in the colors of a peacock. I thought Amy Butler's Love line fit the bill. After an extensive amount of deliberation, I opted to use the half-hexagon pattern for the top.
|Please ignore the wrinkles. :)|
Par usual, the quilting is an all over stipple. I like to keep it easy. This is the largest quilt I have made. Wrestling it through the machine definitely make me glad I purchased the quilting machine with the extra large neck and it came with a table.
It is a well known fact that my nieces loooooooves green.
See, I told you. St. Patty's Day was a dream come true. In honor if this, I decided that the quilt needed a green binding. The Love Sunspots in Olive were the perfect choice.
The finished size is 86"x90". Interesting tidbit for you, this quilt shrunk 8" in width and 5" in length. I don't prewash my fabrics so I knew there would be shrinkage, but I'm pretty surprised about how much! After "finishing" the top I began second guessing myself that it would be too small after washing. I wouldn't recommend doing this with the hexagon pattern, but I am so glad I made the extra effort. The quilt would be too small otherwise!
For maybe the one person out there who picked up on it, yes, the title of this post is a Settlers of Catan reference. If only I had made an all blue border around the entire quit.