Off my design wall today is a quilt top that I finished six months ago. Poor thing had backing and binding made but I did not want to try to quilt it on my little Viking. Christmas came and I got a new, spacious- harped Viking. Finally, this weekend I set up an extra table to pin the quilt. Not without misadventure, mind you--I cut the batting the wrong size and had to go buy another. Sigh.
But after that the pinning went fine. I was closely supervised by the giraffe bike in the corner :) This quilt is for my friend's only daughter, Emma, who is away at college in Oregon.
This top is the Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt pattern (free on the united notions website) and makes a 72" square quilt. I set right to quilting after pinning---well, after looking on Instagram for quilting ideas using the Moda Love Quilt hashtag. Lots of beautiful quilts and quilting there, and numerous mini versions of the pattern made from charm packs, so cute! In the interest of a faster finish, I chose straight line quilting.
I used my Hera marker to mark a line diagonally through the blocks and the edge of my walking foot to stitch, using a pink Aurifil thread I had on hand. I like the secondary pattern the crossed lines make in the plain background squares.
The light is Kona Snow, my favorite soft white. Most of the prints are from an old Moda line called Boutique. I have made a lot of different things from these prints--several tablerunners and some giveaway items. The binding is ready to go and I'm hoping to get it sewn on over the next couple of nights. See more Design Walls on Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.
I bought a new embroidery pattern while at QuiltCon last month and got it ironed onto a leftover piece of the Kona Snow fabric. I had never heard of this company before but they have monthly series of different designers' work. The snap frame will be tried out for the first time too.
We will be watching our grandsons this weekend and I'm hoping to get some stitching done when they are napping/sleeping. However, Cove (4 years old) has been having trouble staying in bed since the change to daylight savings time. When we watched them last Friday, he came out of his room and had to be tucked back in about 7 times before finally settling down for the night. That boy's brain is very busy!