Lesley's Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? It has a warm comfy look. I had enough of my inspiration fabric for the sashing & border. And I had enough of one of the brown fabrics to do a narrow border. Whew!! What advice would you give someone starting this project? The sashing is 1 1/2" finished. Narrow brown border is 1 " finished. Outer border is 3". The final size of the quilt will be roughly 64" by 78". I'm doing a pieced back for this trying to use up as much of my leftovers as possible (I don't need more scraps hanging around!).

What you will need

  • cotton fabrics

Q&A with Darns

jfriel asked:
Beautiful! I love the colors and choice of fabrics. Nice job
Darns answered:
Thanks a lot, jfriel! Lesley has been waiting for this all year! I kept teasing her with selected blocks.
banjolady asked:
I love it too. Very warm and earthy
Darns answered:
Thank you! I do get the warm fuzzy feeling when I look at it.
NanaJeanFL asked:
Darns - I am speechless. I expected a gorgeous quilt but I had no idea how breathtakingly beautiful this would be! Your inspiration fabric is worth its weight in gold. And the way you've put every block and detail together is outstanding. Lesley is sure to be thrilled. I'm sure she'll cherish this for many years to come.
Darns answered:
Thanks so much, Jean! I had been holding onto this fabric for years waiting for the right project. The funny thing is that now that I see the photo I probably would have rearranged a couple of the blocks. I think maybe people are correct in saying take a photo of your layout before sewing it together. I'd have gotten a better look at it if I had taken the photo. Definitely will do that with the green one - -
Grandmasal asked:
I love it! So warm and elegant looking! You did a beutiful job. I'm a little behind on my blocks but I will definitely finish!
Darns answered:
Thank you! You definitely must finish - this is such a fun quilt when it's all together
jmacal9425 asked:
Ohhhh is all I can say! Beautiful.
Darns answered:
Thanks so much!

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