Begun in late 2015, when my son was 5, I am so relieved to have finally finished his bed quilt. And it's a big one. This twin sized quilt measures 72" x 90". The pattern is Fat Quarter Fizz by the Fat Quarter Shop.
The curtains are from before he was born. They matched his baby quilt.
I'm glad that I used the blue on the back so when he's tired of Very Hungry Caterpillar he can use the reverse side up. Fabric is all Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, made by Andover.
It's quilted with large square spirals with oval spirals in the center using Aurifil 50wt Marrakesh Variegated (#3817). I machine bound with the same thread.
I finished a much smaller version of this quilt back in 2016.
This was my UFO project chosen (#2) from my All People Quilt 2020 UFO Challenge list. I'm linking up to One Monthly Goal January Finish List. I wrote about this project in my OMG Goal post at the beginning of the month.
I'm also linking up to the Beauties Pageant and TGIFF.
I have two more Very Hungry Caterpillar quilts to quilt and bind, but this one is done! It's even wrapped and ready to be gifted.
I've loved this fabric line since I first saw it before I had kids. I've used it numerous times. One of my current unfinished projects is a twin-sized quilt for my son. When I decided to make him a twin sized quilt, I was also at the point that I decided I was beginning to feel done with this fabric. (I've been using it over the past seven years.) So while I was making Fat Quarter Fizz blocks (free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop) for his quilt, I just kept making more. I ended up having enough blocks for an additional small lap quilt and this baby quilt. I even made a doll sized quilt with the leftover pieces when I ran out of blocks. I'm not actually out of the fabric, but this made a very large dent in my Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric stash.
I was inspired by Cynthia's quilting, and used these large spirals, which are rounded corner rectangles on the outside and become ovals in the center. Our motifs are a little different because my centers don't come to a point like hers do... this was just a result of not taking another look at my inspiration when I was actually sitting down to do the quilting. I found this pattern easy to quilt on my domestic machine. There were just a couple places that I ended up with a bit of wonky space and had to fill in with a non-spiral. I don't think I got any shots of those "creative areas." ;-)
I backed the quilt with this wonderful rainbow fabric. I may love the back even more than the front.
Since the front was very colorful and the back is a vibrant rainbow, I opted for a black an white (with a spec of red) fabric for the binding.
I named it Caterpillar Fizz, a nod to the pattern name. Here's my simple label. I attach my labels before quilting, so they're extra held in place by the quilting stitches.
This 36" x 36" quilt is going to a little 6-month-old and I hope he loves it to pieces.
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Yesterday I gave my mom a quilt for Christmas. I bought the fabric many years ago and intended to make a much more complicated pattern. This year I decided that with so many other projects on my plate I would have a better chance of completion with an easier pattern. That's when I decided on Fat Quarter Fizz, a free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop. It is fat quarter friendly and goes together quickly. I love the pattern using light and dark fabrics, but since I had a spectrum of tones for the previously intended project there isn't as much of a tonal pattern in my quilt.
While this isn't my normal palette I'm pleased with how these fabrics went together. I started with the backing fabric and chose the others to coordinate. I used two of the main fabrics for the binding.
Jessica's wavy wood grain pattern quilting on her Stripey quilt was my inspiration. I started with aurifil #2915 (very light brass), but finished up with #2310 (light beige) when I ran out. I tried my two closest quilt shops, but neither had #2915 in stock and it was December 23rd. Better done than perfect, I decided. Shh, don't tell mom. ;-)
The finished quilt measures about 60" x 72". Mom is looking forward to curling up on her new (in a couple months) couch with it. She might need some coordinating pillows for her birthday.
A big thanks to my sister for helping me get the full quilt shot outside today, despite a little wind.
Thanks for visiting. What was your favorite handmade gift this holiday season?
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