Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grandma's Quilt

For my grandma's 80th birthday I decided to make her a quilt for her living room. It needed to be something fairly simple because I might be a little overextended at the moment. I settled on a Chinese coin quilt. For this quilt I used two charm packs of Moda's Fig & Plum line (I had one charm pack in my stash and ended up ordering another pack from an ebay seller). I cut the 5 inch squares into varying widths and paired the prints with Kona bone.

I machine quilted this with a variegated thread that really picked up the colors nicely from the various prints.

I pieced the back, placing a row of the coins about one third of the way down from the top. This used up almost all the fabric from the two charm packs.

Charm packs are definitely not the ideal way to go as there are a lot of seams. It would have been faster to create this with yardage, sewing together long strips and then cutting them. Regardless, I'm pleased with the finished quilt. I gave my grandma the quilt today and she seemed to really like it as well. The quilt measures 43" x 63".