Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Nana Papillon Quilt Finish!

I finished my Mom's quilt and just in time for Christmas!  I shipped it off yesterday and thankfully they said it should get there with plenty of time.  Before I mailed it off I took a bunch of pictures.  I adore how it turned out and the photo shoot was so fun!

Before we get to that I have to celebrate one of my birthday presents that really helped me finish this quilt...

I got some Wonder Clips for my birthday and they were just amazing!  I usually dread binding, especially straight line binding.  These made it so easy!  I didn't have to stop and yank every two seconds.  They fed really well into the machine and as an added bonus my stitching has never looked more fabulous!

Check out those corners! Mine have never looked as beautiful as they do right here.  I really think the clips get the bulk of the credit for that one.

Even the back side looks amazing! Maybe the rest of you always have corners look this great but I certainly don't and now I've become obsessed with those clips!

I put the quilt down on the floor and my littlest one came running.  He said, "SNUGGLE!" Then he flopped right down on top.  It was pretty adorable.

The rest of the kids then had to try out Nana's quilt.  They all approve.

It has been crazy windy and rainy and yucky here but Saturday, when I finished the quilt, everything cleared up and it was beautiful with no windAlthough, it was a little cold.  I was excited to get some great outside shots of this one.

I love how you can look down the diagonal rows and follow the lines.  I'm pretty happy with how I lined everything up this time!

Here you can see the front and back sides together.  I really like the bold red on the back.

I knew I wouldn't be able to quilt this queen sized quilt on my home machine so I took it to my favorite quilter in Des Moines.  She did an awesome job and I just love how it turned out!

This quilt is slightly taller than my garage but way taller than my 6'6" husband.  That anything could be taller than him is crazy to me but he couldn't manage to hold it up.  Thus, hangers on the gutters did the trick nicely.

One last picture because I can.  I am so happy with how this one turned out!  A quick word about the pattern though... it was not great.  There were errors on fabric requirements making me get too much of everything and costing an extra $40.  The instructions in places were not very clear at all.  The pieced border bit just said sew it on, not how many squares you'd need so I had to guess and check and do some math.  That's why I got a pattern in the first place.  I know it's a free pattern but I really expect more from the Moda Bake Shop.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest finish!


  1. I so love your quilt! Lovely fabrics and your LAQ did an amazing job on the quilting too. Aren't those Wonder Clips the best! I love it when a tool actually lives up to it's name.

  2. I LOVE IT CAN'T WAIT TO GET IT AND PUT IN ON THE BED!! Then I can paint the room to match. My guest room will be ready so you can come and visit. Love you and the Quilt

  3. LOVE the bold red on the back. The quilt turned out amazing!

  4. Its beautiful! Looks like a lot of love went into that quilt. And your sweet kiddos added some more before you sent it off!

  5. That is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful piece of work! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love your version. Thanks for the tip about the pattern. What fabric did you choose? It is gorgeous.


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