Friday, December 8, 2017

Farmer's Daughter Ikat Quilt

My most recent quilt finish was made using two jelly rolls of The Farmer's Daughter fabric and a pattern by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic. To be quite honest using a jelly roll was a pain but the finished quilt made it worth it. I thought the quilt would end up very misshaped and wonky but all the wobbliness quilted right out.


I love the colors and prints in this collection. The sweet mix of floral and gingham prints combined with some text prints and basics make for a great quilt.


For the backing I found a great print that I really love. The only problem is I didn't order the correct amount. I added some black and white gingham to make it work. I have used Tim Gunn's "make it work" phrase more times than I can count. Ha! Ha!


The binding needed to be sort of neutral so I used some Widescreen by Carolyn Freidlander in Black. 


My sweet friend, Jennifer, of Knotted Thread quilted it for me on her newly acquired long arm machine. She used  pink thread and I provided my usual Warm and White batting. After laundering, this quilt measures 60" x 76". It shrunk 4-5 inches in both directions. I guess that's pretty normal.


 The best part of this quilt was gifting it to my dear, sweet friend, Jennifer. We have been friends for over 30 years. She is the last of our Glamorous Granny group to celebrate her 60th birthday. It's always such a pleasure to get together with these dear friends for our monthly lunch date. We laugh and cry and try to solve the problems of the world, but most of all we always count our blessings.