Monday, August 2, 2010

Red and Blue Beach Quilt for Reunion 2010

I have my M.E. puzzle, and now I have my new beach quilt finished.  I wanted a new one just large enough for me to plop on under an umbrella, but not one so large it would be heavy to haul back and forth. This one turned out to be the perfect size.  It is made from Moda 10" X 1"0 Layer Cake squares and a red Moda Jelly Roll for the strips. The backing is a greet red,cream, and blue leaf-like design which I had to add one red strop to each side to make it square up and fit the top. The quilt ended up being just the right deminsions for me...57” by 57”.  I used the precious backing material for the binding which just topped it off perfectly. The quilting design is a gridded diagonal one from Crazy Mom Quilts.  She has a great "mini grid" tutorial which I followed.
“Quilters never cut corners."
~Author Unknown