Hello Everyone! I’ve got a finish today for the 2017 Finish-A-Long, Q2 and it’s Corbin’s Graduation quilt. You can find my list here.
This is a coin quilt and is based on one that Pat Sloan made. My quilt is larger, 72″ x 83″ and the “coins” are larger, 9″ x 3″. I wanted the quilt to go together quickly.
I used a fat eighth bundle of “Adventures” fabric by Amy Ellis for Moda to cut the coins. Many of the pieces of fabric are directional, so I had to be careful when cutting, although I did cut at least one piece in the wrong direction. I do love the fabric with the text on it.
I used my Creative Grids Stripology Ruler again to cut the coins. It made quick work of it. I ended up with this stack of coins and leftover fabric.
I also have a layer cake in this fabric, so I might have enough to make another lap size quilt out of what I have left.
I quilted non-uniform wavy lines down the length of the quilt using my walking foot with Aurifil 50 wt thread. The backing is a flannel that I picked up on sale during an in shop quilting retreat last fall.
I really am pleased with this quilt. I hope you enjoy it Corbin! He will be attending Radford University in Radford, VA, in God’s country as my husband will say. It’s just down the road from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and one of the prettiest places to be.
You’ll be hearing from me a few more times in the next couple of days as I’m trying to get my posts written for the FAL by the end of the month. Thanks for stopping by.
The fabrics you used are a great choice for a young man! I especially like the one that advises having adventures — he has those ahead, no doubt. I agree that southwestern Virginia is just lovely. I worked at a textile mill in Radford when I was a student at Tech. Perhaps that was the start of my great interest in fabric.
Great quilt for just showing off pretty fabric! Congratulations on your fab finish on behalf of the global FAL 2017 hosts!
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