12/19/2014

Dreamin' Daisies Finished

I have a finish! It was actually done a few days ago but I was so worried about my Christmas quilt I forgot to share it :)


 Awhile ago I bought a fat eighth bundle of Dreamin Vintage by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics from Pink Castle Fabrics. I saw Jeni had a cute little 2 sided pattern, Lazy Daisy, on her website. You can see them all at In Color Order. I realized I had a vintage sheet that was new in the package, that would match perfectly! If you are unfamiliar with Jeni's work, she loves vintage sheets also. So I knew the combo was meant to be! 


 It's simple patchwork squares and this pattern could be made with 2 charm packs and a solid as well.


I found a 9 yard bolt of Pellon white cotton batting online at WalMart pretty reasonable and this was my first time using it. I like it but I still like my big roll of Soft N Crafty better. However, I wanted white with this quilt.


The white is Bella solid white 97. I used the last of this and ordered more Bella white 98 (it is brighter white) from Thousands of Bolts. I found them to be the cheapest on Bella solids. They sent me a free spool of Mettler cotton thread. I used it on this quilt and discovered the 3,000 meter spools of Gutermann I buy from JoAnn's actually works better, in my opinion. I had a lot more lint in my machine from the Mettler than I do with the Gutermann. When on sale it's only 10.00, so you really can't beat that!


The binding is a print from the line and purchased at The Intrepid Thread.




I received 2 free quilt labels with my fabric purchase from Pink Castle, a nice surprise! So I used one on this quilt. I'm really loving handmade labels on quilts that I'm keeping or gifting. It just feels more personal. I literally picked the name as I wrote. Dreamin from the fabric line and Daisies from the pattern. Not very original I know, but that's ok :) I put a heavy stabilizer on the back this time but it didn't help my writing any. I know I need to get a bigger tip Micron pen. The .01 just doesn't feel heavy enough to write smoothly. If anyone uses this, which one do you use? I'm thinking the .03 or .05 may help with smoother writing.


The quilt finished at 57 x 70. I lost a few inches from the pattern, but that's nothing new for me...


I've started cutting a Christmas quilt. Yes, I know, a little late. Better late than never is my motto these days!

Linking up to: Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio, Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
 

10 comments:

  1. Better late than never, indeed! And what a lovely finish. I do love that binding fabric!

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  2. This is a great fabric line and looks perfect with that vintage sheet!

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  4. Congratulation on your finish! It is a lovely quilt. Don't worry about being late to cut up your x-mas quilt...Let's say you are ahead for next Christmas...:-)

    Oups! Sorry for the deleted comment.

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  5. This looks great, Christine! So crisp and modern. And it is never too late to start a quilt, really! :)

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  6. Such a sweet finish, and I like the name. It looks so cuddly. I do use the .05 pen, and I put the fabric on sandpaper when I write my labels.

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  7. This is just super! I love Jeni's fabrics and have made many projects from her patterns, too! How fun to have a vintage sheet for the back! I use a fine point sharpie to write with, but it can blur sometimes.

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  8. Your quilt turned out great. I am just in love with the vintage sheet you used. It is just perfect.
    Hugs
    donna

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  9. Dream in' Daisies turned out so pretty Christine! The perfect way to show off those gorgeous fabrics! Love your vintage sheet backing too - you just can't beat that for charm! I like what Maryse said - you're not late, you're ahead for next Christmas! LOL

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  10. What a lovely quilt! I love the colors! =) Very classic! Happy New Year Christine! =D

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