Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fast Forward

One project off the "to be quilted" pile!  This is the 'Fast Forward' quilt, named by my son Levi.  :)  It is entirely constructed out of half square triangles, made from scraps.  

Finished size: 33" x 40"

I used scraps from many projects for this quilt, and just for fun I took note of just how many.  The list includes  Swoon, Chrysalis, Sparkle, this chair cushion, Modern Quarters, Owen's quilt, my mom's apron, my Little House mini, and a few others!  Full of project memories, but this one is going to go to our local hospital foundation, to be handed out in the NICU.


I quilted it on my home machine with a bit of an organic wavy vertical line design, using Aurifil 50wt cotton thread.  Very happy with the results, and I will do this sort of wavy line quilting again for sure.


The quilt is backed with this super sweet print from the Genevieve line by Henry Glass Fabrics.  Just perfect for a tiny baby.





Fresh Poppy Design

20 comments:

Jan said...

I'm always looking for new quilt ideas, I love this 'Fast Forward' quilt. I pinned it so I could find it again.

Svetlana said...

Looks gorgeous, Heather. and how nice of you to give it to NICU, I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

felicity said...

Very beautiful, Heather! I love that style of quilting - it's my "go to" very frequently.

Jennifer said...

very cute! love the fast forward idea :)

Kate said...

That's so pretty, and what a fun pattern!

Kimberly said...

How awesome, Heather! Beautiful job!

Debbie said...

hey you got it done before Tuesday was over! It looks great! Love your quilting - good going! And what nice use of your scraps!

Toni said...

Fast Forward is fabulous, Heather! Love your quilting, too. Such a fun quilt for a tiny new baby!

CitricSugar said...

Ooh, I like that! It's refreshingly masculine for a baby quilt. GREAT fabric choices.

Cathy said...

Love it!

Alisa said...

Very nice. Glad you got it finished! Feels good, I'm sure.

Catherine said...

I love this - it's so cheerful!

Kate said...

Don't you just love tracking the origins of a scrap quilt! Wonderful finish and destination - and I love the print on the back, too.

Katie B. said...

What a sweet quilt! You are the best at putting those scraps to good use!

Poppyprint said...

Woohoo!!! Totally love this one. Great name, Levi!

Taryn said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love all the movement created with the HSTs and I love how you quilted it!

Rebecca Grace said...

This is adorable! I love how your bright prints pop against the crisp, white background. I always buy the fun prints that jump up and down at the quilt shop and beg me to take them home -- what I need is to start stocking up on whites and solids for contrast.

amylouwho said...

I love it! Especially the name your son gave it!

I received some of the nicest things at the hospital where two of my children were born. I need to remember to do something like that, pay it forward.

Thanks for linking up!

Dayna said...

Very cute!

Seth, Cassie, Ruby & Lucy said...

I love it!