Sunday, December 16, 2007
Presenting... My Sushi and Dim Sum Quilt
The recent cold blast finally spurred me to finish quilting my sushi and dim sum quilt.
It's the largest quilt I've made to date - twin-sized at 76 inches wide and 84 inches long, but large enough to cover my full-size bed. Made up of leftover fabric from pajama pants I made five years ago. Interspersed with plain cream-colored blocks and sashes so the focus would be on the green and blue blocks. I found a nice cream-colored queen-size sheet with pale blues and greens that seemed to coordinate with the sushi and dim sum blocks. I cut strips from that sheet to create the border and keystone blocks. I like how the slight bit of color in the keystone blocks served to break up the all-cream-colored parts, but weren't bold enough to overpower the sushi and dim sum prints.
I quilted very large stitches on both sides of the seams.
See? The border fabric sort of matches? And it only cost me $3 for the sheet, which I used to cover the whole back. The sushi and dim sum fabrics were leftovers. I had two kinds of cream colored fabric, a plain one and a cream-on-cream embroidered one. Both were free from my mom's stash. And I used a 40% off coupon for the batting. So all-in-all, this quilt cost me less than $10 total in materials. Not a bad way to use up leftover fabric.
This is the first time I put on a binding, and I like how "finished" it looks.
Here's what the back side looks like.
It's pretty lightweight so more of a summer quilt, so lil' sis has been sleeping underneath this quilt and a flannel one.
C'mon, why don't you start quilting too. :)
1 year ago today, lil' sis's Chinese Sunbonnet Sue quilt and I started this sushi and dim sum quilt. Go see lil' sis's quilt and pay her lots of compliments! :)