Friday, August 5, 2011

How I Spent My Summer

Woo Hoo! I finished my Kelsey's 3rd year of college quilt! You can see the first here

and the 2nd here

For her 3rd year quilt Kelsey picked out her own fabric. We were at a quilt store and she fell in love with the animal prints in Kate Spain's Central Park collection. I bought a layer cake bundle of the collection. I needed to find a pattern that was fast, simple but that would show off the beautiful fabrics. and I only had that 1 layer cake. I did decide to order backing instead of piecing a back or just making do with something that I already had.

I decided on "Flower Show" The pattern is from the Spring 2010 issue of Quilts and More magazine.

The quilt was soooo fast and fun. It finished at 67 x 98 1/2. I handquilted it by simply quilting an X in the blocks and sashing. I outlined the "berry" solid stripes and just did some straight line quilting on the borders.

The back is one of the animal prints front the collection. The solid is Kona cotton Berry. I loved making this quilt for my sweet girl. It is hard to believe that this time next year I will be finishing up her 4th year of college quilt!! Time sure does fly when you are having fun:)

Our summer is winding down fast. Cade starts school Monday and Kesley goes back to school next week:( I look forward to being able to post more!


Wendy said...

That is a really beautiful quilt, I love it!

lillianscupboard said...

All three of those quilts are so beautiful. Kelsey is lucky to have a quilter mom.

big B said...

Hi Libby,
What a beautiful quilt! All three actually :)

Kristie said...

Love it! Those fabrics are perfect with that white background. Love the simple quilting that you did, I think sometimes they can be overquilted. It looks fresh and young!

Mom Walds Place said...

Hmm, maybe I should do a quilt for a college year too!

Wendy said...

Hey Libby,

Would it be OK if I used the photo of your quilt on my blog? With full credit to you and a link back here of course?