I did it! Another 2011 resolution done. After I started quilting in June 2011, I knew I wanted to make a queen-sized quilt for my bed. I quickly decided on the Pure by Moda fabric line because it matches the bedroom and has fun sayings like, “pure happiness” and “pure love.” I made my sister’s wedding quilt out of the same fabric and will probably buy more for future quilts.
The pattern I used was the Topsy Turvy Quilt on the Moda Bakeshop website. Mine did not turn out very topsy or turvy. Not sure how that happened, I followed the directions. I even used the exact sized square ruler to make my cuts. But I still love it.
Instead of using the typical quilting method, I wanted to make this a lighter blanket. So there is no batting, just the quilt top and a blanket from IKEA for the backing. I really hate binding so I ended up making this like a pillowcase and sewing down around the edges. I used my walking foot to quilt the diagonal lines through the whole quilt.
Hooray for my first queen-sized quilt! Now I never want to make one this large again. Just too big in the sewing machine. I want to focus on smaller quilts for 2012. Very happy with this finished project, especially because it is for me!