Sunday, August 21, 2022

Happy Trails

Single Wedding Ring block
This project was goal number 10 on my August list

Last March, I purchased a top from my friend Susan. Susan is a prolific piecer; but, quilting the tops isn't her thing. She decided to create some room in her studio and sell some of her tops. I thought the top I chose would be great for a high school graduate. 

The label
I purchased backing fabric from my friend Alvera and then quilted it on her longarm. . . .this was last March. The block is called a Single Wedding Ring. Susan's piecing was so great that I was able to quilt a square design over the blocks. I used a variegated 40 wt cotton green thread made by Superior Thread company. I selected an 80/20 batting for this project. I made the binding out of the backing fabric.

Finished front
When I quilted the project, I planned to cut and sew the binding to the quilt before the end of July. I didn't get that accomplished; but, I did finish it less than two weeks later. The label is one that has been in my stash for at least two decades. I purchased a half yard and there were about 12 label blanks printed. This was a great project for a floral label!

Quilt in use

I named the quilt, "Happy Trails." It seemed appropriate for a someone beginning a new chapter in her life. It was about 46 inches wide by 60 inches long. The quilt arrived the day before the graduate was schedule to leave for college to study dentistry. Her mom sent me a photo of her daughter's room which I'm sharing here. Her mom said she loves the quilt. I'm glad!

Susan used her scraps to make this top so I'm linking to Cynthia and Oh Scrap/Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework.


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a wonderful finish of a very pretty top! You and Susan make a good team. You make such amazing labels - I enjoyed reading this one!

Ivani said...

It is a beautiful scraps quilt, love the blocks and also the colors.
Your quilting is awesome.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love those colors. What a great gift! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Diane-crewe said...

TEAM WORK x Now I have the Lego movie going through my head! lol well done x