Got This One Done and Dusted Finally

The St. Paul is completely finished, all except for a label. As the binding was being wrapped up, I kept thinking what a masculine looking quilt this is. My youngest son hasn't had a new quilt since he was about six {yep, bad momma} and well, it seemed...

The St. Paul is completely finished, all except for a label. As the binding was being wrapped up, I kept thinking what a masculine looking quilt this is. My youngest son hasn’t had a new quilt since he was about six {yep, bad momma} and well, it seemed time. When the last stitch was tied off, I hauled the quilt upstairs to see about interest in a new quilt perhaps?

St. Paul quilt

Huh? Wowsers, the headphones actually came off for this discussion*wink  And so, without even getting a wash and tumble, the quilt already found a new home. This is a kid who tells me he likes all my quilts, really doesn’t have a favorite of mine, any color works but kinda likes that orangey one dad uses all the time, probably likes the quilts with a ‘pattern’ better. Whatever that means. But seriously, he face totally lit up at getting a brand new one and the fact that it drapes off the end of his bed and will cover his feet? Bonus.

2nd finish of the year!

Gotta love those simple perimeters and expectations! So it was a feel good ending to a quilt started fairly impulsively back in 2013. No real direction, just a block I fell in love with and decided to experiment with, plus a pile of fabric that intrigued me. It’s not fabulous or super, duper special, but it looks sharp and should hold up to years of hard use by my youngest male child.

These retro. fabrics are so rich and vibrant. Love that….

 I wondered about the organic straight lines stitching {for a short while} after starting in on the stitching, but quickly grew to like it. The cross-hatch I intended to do would have probably resulted in a lot of puckering as these St. Paul blocks had a lot of bias stuff going on. As it was, I was extremely glad to have a walking foot! And once again I stopped myself from stitching lines so close that the quilt became stiff as a board. It was tempting, but probably pointless with this traditional style of quilt. This way it should get very comfy looking in a hurry.

Partial St. Paul blocks

I know my machine quilting isn’t very complex or exciting, but you what? It gets the job done. Maybe someday I’ll branch out into some freestyle work. Or not. Right now, I’m just happy to see another finish for the year! The fact that it will be used half to death just makes me smile {a little bonus coming my way!}. And now there’s gonna be two plus years to figure out a high school graduation/college quilt for this particular guy….