Another Finished Quilt – Stars and Stripes

I finished the baby quilt in time. OH’s sister is no longer contracting and has 3 weeks to go and is probably going to go full term now. She’s very bored! Here it is…

The pattern is from 25 Ways to Sew Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Packs by Brioni Greenberg, but uses half of the blocks so it’s closer to baby size. I gave her it on saturday and she said it was a “nice blanket” and that her aunt had made her one too. WHAT?! I’m assuming it’s crocheted- everyone knows I’m the quilt maker in this family. They had assumed I’d bought it though, which perhaps is why they were underwhelmed. Not that I’d expect them to be overwhelmed, but whelmed would have been nice!

STATS
Size – 52″ x 40″
Number of blocks –20, but 3 different types
Time to piece – 4 hours approx (including unpicking when I did too many grey borders. D’oh.)
Time to quilt – 1 1/2 hours approx (home machine)
Fabric – Bluebird Park and twenty Thr3e precuts, plus white left over from Liberty quilt and some ash grey Kona.
Backing Fabric – Grey chevrons
Binding Fabric – More Bluebird Park strips
Threads – Aurifil 50wt really white, not sure of the number, all the way through.
Batting – Cheap 4oz polyester but wadding taped to others because my cotton I bought was too small.
Quilting- Simple stipple.

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That’s my September finish for the Lovely Year of Finishes done then (original link up here)!

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