Friday, October 20, 2017

super sized gingham quilt

You guys, I have a finished quilt to show you today!

I made this super sized gingham quilt top months ago. I absolutely loved how simple and easy to piece this top was, but somehow even though I was super excited about it, I kept putting off quilting it :(. 

Now I'm thinking it was because I really don't like doing any hand quilting in the summer as it's just too hot and uncomfortable to sit under a large quilt when it's 100 degrees outside. So, when the weather got cooler I suddenly felt this need to drop everything and finish the quilt. 

I used wool batting and did minimal hand quilting in the ditch using perle cotton so the finished quilt is super comfy and warm.

I used Carolyn Friedlander wide backing for this quilt and I must say I was slightly disappointed. I had this same print in regular width and the quality of 42'' wide fabric seems a lot better to me than the wide (108'') one which has a pretty rough feel. Has anyone else noticed it as well? Or is it just me? I'm hoping it will get softer with use and wash, fingers crossed :)

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Finished size: 70'' square
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch Wool
Block size: each block is 10.5'' square unfinished

Wishing you all a happy weekend. Svetlana


  1. Looks great! I would love to see a picture of the quilt flat to get a sense of the size of the gingham. Have a good weekend.

  2. That is a beauty! I love your design and hand quilting.
    Especially on your 'large scale improv' kantha quilt, wow.

  3. Love the quilt! A friend gave me cut offs of your backing fabric and I found it very thin and it shredded like crazy, definitely a lesser quality product.

  4. so beautiful! I've been playing around with a gingham idea too (in my head as I am grounded after my surgery). Love that you did the blocks oversized! sad about the backing fabric.

  5. Beautful quilt, and you always inspire me. I read or heard somewhere that the wide backs are manufacture in factories other than where 45" goods are printed. The Tula Pink wide backs also have a different texture and they bleed much more than standard widths do. It makes sense to me that they would be outsourced because of machinery limitations. I would love to know whether I'm correct or not!

  6. Love this! Would love to see it fully to see block layout. I think I'd like to make my daughter one for x-mas!

  7. I love this quilt! The binding makes it look like you did a giant blanket stitch all around it. It's cool!

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  8. I love the binding - as claudia says it looks like a traditional blanket stitch scaled up - perfect with the gingham!

  9. Had the exact same experience with Carrie Bloomston’s newsprint in wideback. The wide was of considerably less quality. Worried about it a lot.

  10. Great quilt! looks very cosy. I agree with your assessment of the CF wideback. I ordered some and thought the same as you. I don't mind the tula pink wideback though. It has a soft feel but you have to be careful not to catch it or it will get little pulls.

    1. Actually it was the architectures wideback I didn't like as much but the one you used I have as well and it was ok I thought :-)


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  12. Your gingham quilt was so inspiring, I made one too. On my blog today:

  13. Love your quilt! I have had the same experience with widebacks, which is unfortunate, but I still use it, along with the scraps.

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