You're not really seeing double, but it might appear that way since I just posted Pinkie Squared, version 1 last week. I am happy to say that both quilts have been gifted and well received.
Version 2 of the Summer in the Park quilt pattern ended up a little smaller than the first one I made, but otherwise they are very similar. I managed to make two baby girl quilts out of the jelly roll that I won last year at Quilt Con.
|Pinkie Squared vs 2|
|Pinkie Squared vs 1|
Once again I quilted it with randomly spaced and sized swirls. The combination of the double gauze and this quilting motif makes it so cuddly. You can really feel the squishiness...is that a word?
This time I was very careful not to stretch the quilt when basting and then quilting it. This really helped to not distort the quilt as much as the first one.
For the binding I chose Lizzie House's mini pearl bracelets in a perfect apricot color.
I really like the ease of this pattern and would make it again.I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of both of my grand nieces lying on their quilts. I hope they use them for many years.
Name: Pinkie Squared Version 2
Pattern: Summer in the Park
Fabrics: Michael Miller Basics Jelly Roll
Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids Bright White
Backing: Cotton and Steel Double Gauze Orange Happy Garden from the Trinket line by Melodie Miller
Binding: Lizzie House Mini Pearl Bracelets Apricot
Batting: Warm and White
Quilting: by ME on my Bernina 820, free motion swirls.
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. White
Quilted with Connecting Threads Essential Thread 40 wt. White
Finished Size: 41" x 49"
This crosses off another project on my first quarter Finish-Along list.