Last fall I was contacted by McCall's Quilting to let me know that my name had been drawn for one of their online contests that I had entered. What I won was a Moda Layer Cake... "Atelier" by 3 Sisters for Moda, to be exact.
I was super thrilled and couldn't wait to get started making a quilt with it! I decided right away that I would make myself a quilt, as I'd never made one for ME before. The fact that I won the layer cake made me decide to treat myself to a quilt called
... a pattern I found in the book
by Pam & Nicky Lintott.
Progress went quickly, as I was very diligent at sticking to my guns on this one and not letting it end up on the UFO pile!
It took me one week to make the quilt top...
Then off to the long-armers it went, where it was on a waiting list to be quilted.
I just got it back 4 days ago, and finished it off with the binding, took a few pictures, laundered it, then took some more pictures!
a view of the back...
It is already getting a lot of use (by me!), and I couldn't be happier!
AND... it's Jasper kitty approved! ;)
Here's a closeup photo of my quilt after I laundered it...
I just LOVE the look and feel of a quilt after it's been laundered!
Didn't the long-armer do a GORGEOUS job of quilting this?!?!
*Credit for the long-arming goes to Meandering Mary of New London, WI.
(Note: For first time washing of any quilt, I use and recommend Retayne to help prevent colors fading and bleeding, especially if the fabrics used in the quilt were not pre-washed).