Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wishes Quilt Finished


This year the FatQuarter Shop hosted a BOM Quilt Along called Wishes. Each month Kimberly posted a free block pattern download as well as a video tutorial showing how to assemble the month's block. Instructions to finish the quilt front and backing were posted later in the year. The FatQuarter Shop requested donations be made to the Make A Wish Organization to use the downloads. Go here to read about the Wishes BOM Quilt Along.
Though I often make brightly colored scrap quilts, I though I would make this one with soft colors. Pictured is the front of my Wishes quilt.


This is a picture of the back. The instructions had a row of four patches running horizontally across the back. My backing was a directional fabric and would look best placed vertically. I sewed left over scraps and HSTs cuts from the BOM block units together to make a vertical row.


This is a close up of the backing. It's quilted with a VERY loose free motion meander and bound with a stripped green print. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished a soft, sweet 61" x 76.5".
Next year the FatQuarter Shop plans a BOM Quilt Along called "Snap Shots". They will request donations be made to St Judes for use of the downloads. You can read about the BOM Quilt Along here.

13 comments:

Terry said...

It's beautiful...so fresh and summery! :0)

Ellen said...

Wonderful! Congrats on such a pretty finish.

Terri said...

It is sweet! Love the colors. Nice that donations go to charity, too. Thanks for sharing the pics.
Hugs

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Even though your colors are softer, you have great value contrast for a beautiful quilt.

Deb A said...

so pretty! love your colors on white. The back is beautiful like that.... I might have to try it on my next pieced backing.

Quilter Kathy said...

A gorgeous quilt... love the colours!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Even though it is softer, it shows your love of color and on the white background they just pop. Pretty back to give a lovely setting for such a beautiful quilt.

Muddling Through said...

Beautiful quilt, Sheila! Your strategy of making blocks along through the year really pays off here near the end, doesn't it?!!!

Cassandra said...

I love the color scheme you chose- its so bright and cheerful!

Jayne said...

Its gorgeous! I totally love each and every block!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for the info on the BOM.

Laura said...

I love all of the different block designs in this quilt! Congrats on a really fine finish :)

Pamela Winfree said...

Beautiful Quilt!

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