Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Swanky Lattice

One of my friends contacted to me to see if I'd be willing to make a quilt to donate for a silent auction to raise money for her son's preschool. I was more than happy to oblige. I had a "Swanky" by Chez Moi Jelly roll that I really had no idea what to do with. It's was something I purchased a long time ago originally to make a quilt for my daughter. Since then both our tastes have changed, so it was just an extra item I had. I do love the fabric though.
A long time ago, I saw this and knew I wanted to make one someday. Then there was this one and this one! I really love those. So this was born:
 
Quilt stats:
colored fabric strips: Swanky jelly roll by Chez Moi for Moda
white fabric: Ikea Dvala sheet
backing fabric: a fabric I really liked found at Joann's
binding fabric: another one found at Joann's
measures: 59"x69"

I quilted this one using Connection Thread's Essential PRO thread. It's 100% polyester. Why did I use this thread instead of my usually Essential thread that is 100% cotton? I just wanted to try it. It says it's for long arm users. Even though I'm not a long arm quilter, I wanted to see how it was. Here's my review. I had absolutely no thread breakage and very little, if any, lint. So that was nice. It quilted beautifully and I'm glad I tried it! I'm not sure of the weight of it, but it did seem a little bit thinner than the Essential cotton thread I normally quilt with.  But I really liked it and will use it again in the future!

I hope my friend's preschool gets a little money with the help of this quilt.

9 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! You know how much I like bright colors mixed with lots of white. Great choice!

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  2. Oh, it's beautiful! As much as the heart that pieced, quilted and donated it!

    Lovely work!

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  3. i've seen that design too and i've always wanted to make one...but i'm going to have to wait until i don't have a full plate.

    You did an AWESOME job on the quilt!!

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  4. very nice! i love the simple design!

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  5. I've been waiting to see this! Fabulous! I really like the colors and the prints ... the thing I really like about this design is that it really highlights the prints against the white! You did a GREAT job!

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  6. Simply perfect/perfectly simple!

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  7. This is lovely - I have a jelly roll I don't know what to do with so might have to add this quilt to the list.

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for the note about the tread you used for quilting. :)

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  9. This is a beautiful quilt. It's simple but it's so pretty. I love the fabrics that you used in making this quilt. I'm sure this quilt will help your friend's preschool get some money for a good cause. Keep up the good work and continue to be an inspiration to many! :)

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