When I think about this quilt, I refer to it – in my head – as the AMH Patchwork.
I’m not a nautical gal, but I can’t help but hear a ship’s name when I say, “AMH Patchwork.”
I’d love to draw some parallel to breaking, or just drinking, a bottle of champagne to celebrate finishing this quilt, but with my growing baby belly, that’d probably be in poor form. It’s exciting for me though. It’s my first, “just-for-me” quilt. I fell quite hard for Anna Maria Horner’s (AMH) Loulouthi line, and I wanted a quilt, just for me, that would capture it’s range of colors and patterns.
I’d never tried using the Clover Wonder Clips for attaching the binding, but I really, really liked it. This quilt isn’t huge, but at roughly 60×70″, it’ was a bit of a handful. The ends of my pins inevitably find their way to some body part or another when moving that much quilt around, and the clips were a much gentler solution for me.
I chose a zig zag binding for a few reasons. It’s fast. It’s forgiving. And of the few quilts I’ve finished and kept, the zig zag binding holds up the best in the wash. I’m no expert so take that advice lightly.
After the first wash, the quilting, (in my not so humble opinion), looks as good as it did when the quilt was hot off the long-arm. I am so glad that I went ahead and tried quilting on the old, modal sheet. It’s soft. It’s cozy. It didn’t pucker. It didn’t shrink. My first two long-arm quilting attempts have been with soft, stretchy backs. It’s a bit of a headache and I get stressed that disaster is on the horizon, but I’ve been so pleased so far.
I struggled a little to get a good picture of the top, but you’ll have to take my word for it – this quilt completes our guest bedroom. It’s meant to be my couch snuggle quilt, but it might become a time share with this space because it just brightens everything up in there.
Size: 61″x 70″
Pattern: Simple patchwork squares, each finishes at 8.5″
Front: Loulouthi with one or two squares from Field Study, both by Anna Maria Horner, purchased at Hawthorne Threads
Back: Blue modal sheet, purchase location long-forgotten
Binding: Michel Miller Cotton Couture in Nite
Batting: Warm and Natural Cotton
Previous posts on this quilt: here and here
I’ll be linking up with crazymomquilts and the other Friday Finishes for this week!