My first finish for 2013 - my version of the Lucky Square quilt designed by Jessica Kelly aka Sew Crafty Jess. I love how this quilt turned out! You can see the quilt before it was quilted here, and I think you'll agree that the cross hatch quilting adds a certain something.
I thought quilting like this would take forever, but it didn't.
I didn't intend to keep this quilt, but I love it so much I just have to. Next task, to make some coordinating pillow cases and cushions. And I have enough fabric left over to do just this, yay!
Still loving that crazy back.
I am having a solid binding phase at the moment...
Wow, this was a great quilt to make! I was surprised how quickly the top went together (and I know other pattern testers have had the same pleasant experience). Thanks again to Jess for letting me test this pattern. Check out this amazing version using Architextures from Kirsten at Gemini Stitches, and this lovely scrappy version by Alison from Little Bunny Quilts. You can also see a few of the other versions in Jess' blog post about the pattern here.
Finished Size: Approximately 74 inches square.
Fabric: Unspecified taupe linen blend from my local quilt shop, the following fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Collection (Cell Structure in Americana, Migratory Lace in Aquatic, Spotted in the Crowd in Grace, Sundials in Glow, Cell Structure in Lilac, Fine Feathered in Whisper, Specimen in Dream, Migratory Lace in Tourmaline, Sinister Swarm in Flour, Sundials in Happy) and Coral in Aqua from Dan Bennett's Ruby Collection for Westminster Fibres.
Backing: The following fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Collection (Migratory Lace in Tourmaline, Coordinates in Saffron, Mind's Eye in Samba, Mind's Eye in Toast, Cell Structure in Algae), Coral in Aqua from Dan Bennett's Ruby Collection for Westminster Fibres, Summer Totem in Tart from Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi Collection, Bubble Burst in Confection from Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush Collection, Water Chevron in Breeze from Sarah Jane's Out to Sea Collection and Mishmash in Grey from Erin McMorris's La Dee Da Collection.
Binding: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Thistle
Pieced and quilted by: me, on my domestic sewing machine.
Phew! This is my January goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes done and dusted (woohoo!).
Linking up with Plum and June, Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday, and Sew Cute Tuesday at Better Off Thread: