Sunny, spring days have finally hit my area of the country and I could not be happier! It’s supposed to rain and storm all week but I don’t care because I finished my Sunnyside nine-patch quilt. And it’s new home will be my bed!
I started this top in late March of last year – here’s that post. It used 2 layer cakes of Sunnyside by Kate Spain and some random blenders that I had in my stash. It was initially pieced during a sew-in for the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild. After it was pieced it just kind of hung out for a while enjoying the scenery within the realm of my sewing room. It saw me discover Swaps on Instagram and Sew Together Bags and a ton of other projects while it languished in my Work-in-Progress pile.
I knew I wanted it on my bed for the summer season so I knew that I had to finish it up soon. It has actually been basted for 5 months. I had wall-basted it which I believe really helps me to keep it a bit more taut than anything I’ve ever been able to get done on the floor.
The cats have been using it as a bed while it sat on a chair in my sewing room waiting to be quilted. They like to watch me while I sew. It took quite a bit of lint rolling to get it ready to put through the machine. Luckily it was only a small section that they had access to.
I quilted it using a meandering square random design.
The backing is 3 strips of the main directional fabric from the Sunnyside line that I bought specifically for this. I bound it using 2 of the backing prints.
I’m going to wash it and get it all crinkly and put it on my bed. This is the first queen-size quilt (it’s 80×80) I have made and I’m really excited to begin to use it every day!