Thursday, March 26, 2015

Patchwork Quilt

I finished up my first larger size quilt yesterday.  I designed it last fall and then life got busy.  I pulled out the fabrics a few weeks ago and got to work sewing it all together.  I even did the quilting on my old Singer Featherweight.  I am beyond excited to see it finished!  My kids were already snuggling under it last night while we watched a movie.  

Paper crafters might recognize the fabric.  It's October Afternoon's Sidewalk line that was released as fabric through Riley Blake.  It's always been a favorite of mine since I love October Afternoon.

I chose a bold fabric (also from the Sidewalks line) for the back of the quilt.  I love how it brings out the red in the patchwork.

I decided to use this black fabric for my binding.  I'm not sure who makes it.  I saw it at my local quilt shop and thought it was perfect to help the colors in the front really stand out.

I haven't been blogging much for quite a while now.  It seems I've lost the desire to paper craft much.   I am loving sewing and quilting.  I think after paper crafting for almost 9 years, it's been fun learning something new.  I've even been debating selling a bunch of my stamps.  I'm not sure I'm ready yet, though.  I love stamps and card making still, but just have not had the desire to do it.  Anyway,  I do update my Instagram feed now and then if you'd like to follow me over there to see what I'm up to.

Have a great weekend!


Gabby said...

Nice quilt, Niki! Like the fabric combo and the black border looks terrific. So glad you are enjoying sewing. You seem to be GOOD at everything you undertake. xx Gabby :)

Amy Johnson said...

This is such a pretty quilt. I love the colors and fabrics.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Niki!!! I LOVE it, and a BIG congratulations on your first big quilt! It's gorgeous, and I love the fabric!! Love the vintage feel to it, and how amazing that it's October Afternoon! Hugs!