Saturday, February 15, 2020


Hello my quilty friends. Today I have a colorful quilt for you called  Crown quilt, this pattern is by Jenny over at MSQ. 
I made this beauty for my brother out in California. This is one BIG quilt! 
I love the bright colors next to the white and gray. I used 3 - 5" charm packs of the print and 3- 5" of white and Some yardage of the gray. The fabric is called Painterly petals by Robert Kaufman. While working with the charm pack I thought the colors were kind of muddy and not as bright as I wanted, but  seeing the quilt all together I am very happy with how it looks. I tried very hard not to have the same fabrics in the same block or next to each other in the quilt.
Here is a close up of the quilting, we used a thread called Hawaiian blue. Hard to see in the photo. 
I also went out in a snow storm! It was still light out at 5:45PM and the snow looked so pretty and the best thing was I had a snow day the next morning. 
A look at the backing. I though it was fun and kind of masculine for my brother. I found this a Backside Fabrics, I love their selections and that I do not have to piece a backing. Here is what I used.
This big quilt is going to cost me a small fortune to send to California.  Any suggestions, which is the easiest way to get it there?
 I hope you like my latest finish. I am very happy with it and think my brother and his wife are going to love it. Thanks so much for stopping by and until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide

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  1. So, so beautiful! You might be able to fit it into a Large Flat Rate Priority Mail box. The trick is to fold it up as small as possible, put it inside a clean garbage bag, then use your vacuum cleaner to suck all the air out. Twist the bag closed, put it in the box and tape the box closed quickly. I can fit three lap quilts in that box, so maybe your one will fit? Good luck! I'm sure your brother will LOVE it :)

  2. Love that backing fabric! Your colors are bright and happy and not muddy at all. Beautiful finish!