Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quilt for Madelyn

Finished Quilt!!

After seeing the quilt I made for my sister, my sister-in-law requested one for her soon to be born baby girl.  I started on the quilt BEFORE the baby was born... but didn't finish it in time :(  

I finally got it done and will deliver it during our Thanksgiving visit. (although I have this post scheduled to post AFTER I give it to her!)

I used the "Vintage Baby Quilt" pattern again which I love!
The quilt pattern has rows of squares in a 14x14 pattern, and I had 14 different colors/designs of fabric for the squares.  This made it perfect for laying out the squares without having to repeat any pattern in a row.  I thought I could do this myself, but after I was 90% done laying out the squares, realized that I messed up somewhere and couldn't fit the last few squares in their rows without there being a duplicate pattern in the same row.  I know I could have left it, but I wanted it to be perfect...

SO I turned to Suduko!  
I found this Sudoku Site and printed out a 14x14 finished puzzle.

Then labeled my fabric.

To correspond with each letter in the puzzle

It made the process MUCH easier!

I crossed out each row as I laid them down

All done with the layout!

On the picture above there is a huge white strip on the right because the backing wasn't as big as the white cotton!

Luckily it just fit!!

And the finished quilt!!

The back..

the closeup...

and the binding.

I love the colors in this quilt and I know my sister-in-law will love it too!


Di~ said...

I really love this quilt! The backing is awesome too.

kira said...

oh my goodness! This is fantastic!!! LOVE this quilt!