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Friday, February 21, 2014

A (Gorgeous) Finish!














After working so hard for months last fall on handmade Christmas presents, I knew that in January I would be taking a break from deadlines to make something for us.  I chose the amazing quilt-as-you-go tutorial from Maureen Cracknell and decided to use all my Anna Maria Horner fabrics too.
(Side note: Maureen is a quilting goddess and everything she does is magic!)


As I've mentioned before, I slightly upsides the strips, and then made nine instead of eight, so the quilt is about 90" square.  Since I wanted a snuggly, winter quilt, I used a silk batting and then backed it with a Cynthia Rowley fleece sheet.  (Who knew Cynthia Rowley did fleece?)  It doesn't match perfectly, but it does make a great, cozy backing, which was what I was going for.  The fleece was tricky to work with, especially on the edges.  I spray glued and pinned before sewing on the scrappy binding.



I am super happy with how well this turned out, and how fast it came together.  I will definitely be doing QAYG again.


Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilt's Finish it Up Friday...

9 comments:

  1. this is gorgeous. i've been eying that quilt and her tutorial! this is beautiful and i'm sure it's super cozy!

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  2. Hi!!!! Wow!!!!! It is beautiful!!!! And what a beautiful little cutie you have on it!!!! Thank You

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  3. I love the quilt, it is fantastically beautiful and COZY to boot! And the sweet little girl looks like she can't wait to cuddle into it:)

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  4. Amazing quilt! I looks gorgeous!

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  5. I have yet to try the QAYG method, but someday. Your's is beautiful - and what's not to love with AMH!

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  6. Yay!!! It is gorgeous and looks super cozy!

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  7. So many beautiful fabrics to cozy up to!

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  8. This is so beautiful! All that AMH in one quilt is just perfect. It's been a while since I've done a QAYG project, but might have to give it a whirl again.

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  9. Thank you so much for trying my tutorial! What a gorgeous finish!! I'm starting my second AMH Herringbone this coming week using Dowry, True colors, and Anna's new Dowry ribbons. I can't wait!!

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