Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PQ "Sweet Treat" Challenge 3 - Finished!

Well... I did NOT intend on completing my "Sweet Treats" challenge item last night.... or really anytime before this weekend.... but last night I got on a roll and stayed up WAY late sewing away!

I finished the piecing and quilting, and was pretty excited about how my quilt turned out..... but knew I needed to wash it to see what would happen with the unfinished edges I was hoping to leave.  So this morning I got it washed up - - - and now I'm in love!

The colors... the textures... the soft-and-snuggly feel... how it is just going to get even more soft and "raggy" each and every time it's washed.... the fact I didn't use squares..... Love it!  I learned a TON during the construction of this quilt - trying out something totally different and pretty much "winging it" the whole time.  I had seen a tutorial by Amy Gibson (Cathedral Windows Playmat) at the Moda Bake Shop that was similar to what I was picturing - but my construction and methods ended up a bit different than hers.

I took a bunch of pictures as I was sewing - and plan on sharing a simple tutorial in the near future - but I think it would make MUCH more sense if I did a bit more "simple" color scheme / design - for the sake of a tutorial, at least.  So.... My plan is to create another quilt with this same design - but different colors (and fewer colors) - in the near future.... to make sure I don't lose people along the way with the tutorial.

The front and back are 100% cotton (quilter's cotton) - and there is cotton batting between the two layers (within each "square").  This one measures 40" x 45" - a great toddler / little kid size!

Oh wait... did you want to see pictures?! :)

A shout out / thank you to the hubby for helping me snap a few pictures before he headed off to work!  Seriously one of the most supportive husbands I know - - - he was so excited to see the quilt he actually pulled it out of the dryer for me!










Now I just have to decide on a name.......
.... and figure out if it's staying here or being listed in my Etsy shop (it will probably be listed)!

You still have time to join in on the Project Quilting fun!!!

Project QUILTING Season 5

10 comments:

Sew Surprising said...

This is just stunning, love the bright colours, beautiful job :)

Slightly Off Quilter said...

This is stunning !! I love it !!! A Tutorial is a MUST !!!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Super Super Super COOL! You were really inspired! LOVE it!

Kim said...

Thank you! I had so much fun pulling all the bright & cheery prints - sorting them and seeing it all come together! Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback! <3

Kim said...

Thank you! I look forward to sharing my "how-to" down the line - I've been designing the next one in my mind since about the second row of this one! :)

Kim said...

Thank you Marcia! I am having SO much fun with Project Quilting - - - thank YOU again for introducing me to it last year!!!

PersimonDreams said...

GORGEOUS! I LOVE IT!

Kim said...

Thank you! Thanks for hosting such an inspiring challenge!

Diane said...

Turned out great!

Kim said...

Thank you Diane!