Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Grand Junction quilt

I just finished my last quilt of 2013.

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It's the Grand Junction pattern by Lunden Designs.

I offered to make my youngest sister and her husband a quilt as their wedding gift. I started this way back in January and they got married in June. It is late and I feel a bit bad about that, but you have a year after the date to deliver wedding gifts, right? I worked on the quilt intermittently all year, and have finally finished in time to deliver it at Christmas.

The finished quilt is amazing. I love the interlocking square design and the batik fabrics I chose. I had it quilted by Nikol at Sewtropolis, and she did a fantastic job with a meandering rectangle design. 

This quilt took significant time and effort. There are partial seams and each seam need to be pressed open. Each block has 13 pieces. I would make this quilt again, but next time I will do some math and use strip piecing for a couple parts of the block to reduce the number of 2" squares I have to sew. I am not a fan of sewing 2" squares! All the work was worth it, though - I love the way it turned out and I know its new owners will appreciate it.

3 comments:

  1. Love it! The pops of yellow/gold really look great. Nice job.

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  2. We are definitely very excited to receive this! I can't wait to see it again and check out all the details and awesome work you put into this.

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  3. It turned out wonderful. I really like how the golden squares pop out.

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