Jenni’s project: youth Quilt & Pillow.

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I chose to make the Quilt As You Go Coin’s Pattern, from our free downloads.  I wanted to make my friends’ 3 year old son Anton a quilt.  When I saw Teri’s version, I thought it was so adorable.  Since I’m still slowly getting back into making things, I wanted to make a blanket, but didn’t want to be too overly ambitious.  I chose our Elementary Charms Sampler set and used Indigo solid as the sashing, Cheep Talk’s Sparrow Red and Jay Circus as the backing and binding fabric.  I thought for a 3 year old boy, that this was a great color palette!

I really liked the simplicity of this quilt.  And since I don’t really quilt, this was a perfect choice.  But I learned a few things, as I assume, I’ll learn from each project I do.  First is, directions and proper cuts are really important.  I tend to not want to follow directions, but then I learn I may have issues.  So I tried my best, ha ha!  Although I liked the end result, I realized I’m not quite sure if quilt as you go is right for me.  I feel I didn’t have as much control as I would have if I had done the top first before quilting.  Or who knows, maybe I just need to practice more and be less controlling. Ha ha ha!

But I love how it came together.  And with the left over scraps I decided to make a small pillow, with different designs on both sides.  I love how this doesn’t look too young, so Anton can have it for years to come.



3 responses to “Jenni’s project: youth Quilt & Pillow.”

  1. lisa Says:
    12/30/2010 4:25 pm

    looks good, I am about to make a stacked coin quilt, but I don’t plan to do quilt as you go. the pillow is cute too!

  2. Karen Says:
    12/31/2010 10:21 am

    Nice job, Jenni!

  3. Melissa Says:
    01/03/2011 7:27 am

    That turned out really cute! I love the Indigo sashing.


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