Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Turning Twenty

Well not really. I am afraid being twenty is only a distant memory. I am talking about the "turning twenty" quilt pattern. I am sure many quilters have made one. I made this particular one a couple of years ago with a couple of friends that wanted something  not too complicated and quick to put together. It is now complete due to my effort of making my WIP pile a little smaller.

There is everything in this quilt as far a fabric goes. I aimed for fabrics that went well together at least in my opinion so there are batiks. Asian, and regular cottons. What I wanted to make note of though, was the quilting. My daughter in law gave me a quilt book for mother's day last year. It is by Malka Dubrawsky. She does amazing work.

As you can see it is quilted with parallel lines that are different widths apart. Now, I must confess that I measured the distance from previous line of quilting and made little "tick" marks as I was going along, also measured from the edges of  the blocks to help me keep the lines parallel  to the blocks and quilt edges. I did not do it free motion. Malka does hers free motion and she does not mark anything. I knew I would find it too frustrating to do that so did what was comfortable for me. I liked how it turned out. The close lines of stitching make the quilt feel extra bulky and solid. Even though it took a bit of time I would do this on a quilt again because of that. It is fairly easy too. Good for a beginner.

Keep an eye out for today's blessings!



  1. Hi Donna. I made one of these several years back out of all batiks. My sister liked it so I gave it to her. Also, I just sold that pattern yesterday to a lady. It's great for beginners.
    Happy quilting!