Friday, September 8, 2017

A House Warming Gift

A simple, but fun and bright quilt using 2.5 inch squares and 6.5 inch squares.  I saw a similar one on pinterest (which I would love to link up to here but I can't find)  and fell in love with it, so made one to gift away.

This was a great project to use up some of my 2.5 inch squares as well as a variety of my leftover whites and off-whites.

My brother and sister-in-law have lots of grandchildren, so I figure this will come in handy at their house when family is over.  They just finished building a new home .... voila, a house warming gift.

I had hoped to hand quilt this one, but went with machine quilting....some free motion and some straight lines with the walking foot. The reason I couldn't hand quilt is that I used an Egyptian cotton sheet for the backing and it was very hard to push a needle though it.  The backing does feel lovely and smooth though!

54" x 66" (before shrinkage)

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  1. I love bright, scrappy blocks combined with white! Your quilt is beautiful, and a lovely gift!

  2. Simple piecing but the finish is so lovely! I am sure it will be lived. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  3. This is a darling quilt. I love the pops of colorful scraps.

  4. It radiates warmth. What a blessing to the family.

  5. Pretty! The little plus signs seem to sparkle :)

  6. Bright and beautiful!!! A lovely gift. I have a feeling they will be fighting over who gets to snuggle with it :-)