Friday, November 22, 2013

Puzzle Quilt


I blogged about the center of this batik puzzle quilt in an earlier post. I used this pattern. It seemed a little small. So I added a few borders to make it larger. My quilting friend, Sharon Vrooman, suggested an inner light border and a darker outer border. Good idea! Now it looks like a framed puzzle.


The backing and the binding is pieced using batik fabrics and strips from my scraps and stash. Actually, everything in this quilt came from stash. It's quilted with a loose meandering free motion pattern and finished at 37" x 49.5".
Because it's going to be a wall hanging for a little while, it hasn't made a round in the washer and dryer. Later I'll wash and gift or donate this little girl friendly baby quilt.

9 comments:

Pauline G said...

What a lovely quilt this is - and so good to use up the stash. Good advice from Sharon re the borders.

Terri said...

Love your Puzzle quilt, front and back. Nice finish!
Hugs

Deb A said...

She was spot on with the light and dark framing border. It looks great!

Muddling Through said...

Really pretty, Sheila! There is just something about batiks that make a quilt glow.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Now that just gives it the perfect finish! Love the pieced back and when you are ready to pass it on, it will be so loved.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I love the colors you used in this quilt and the scrappy borders!

Ellen said...

Wonderful finish...and fantastic that you were able to use scraps!

Freda Fields Alley said...

Wonderful quilt, fab finish! I love me some scrappy quilts... tops and backs!

Lynne said...

Love the bright colours in that puzzle quilt -- so happy!

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