Winter's Lane: 80th Birthday Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This is an 80th Birthday Quilt for my mom who turned 80 in November. I'm finishing it quite late but I love how it turned out (57" x 78"). The embroidered blocks really make me smile. The piped binding was a last minute change to my original plan. I saw the tutorial on the 52quilts.com blog and had to give it a try! Not bad for my first attempt. I will use this technique again. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure your sashing seams line up as you assemble the rows together. I took my time and it was well worth it! Gail's class and advice were so valuable as I put this quilt together.

What you will need

  • Pattern: Notting Hill Quilt instructions in Gail's Piece Patch Quilt class with a few modifications. Fabrics & Threads: Winter's Lane Layer Cake and backing by Moda; Kona Snow; Bella Solids Cherry: Aurifil thread #2021 in 50 and 40 weight. Also DMC embroidery floss in shades of aqua and red and single strands of silver metallic for snowflakes.

Q&A with grammamaggie

czyken asked:
Looks perfect!
grammamaggie answered:
Thank you!
Gail Kessler asked:
Oh my great job!!!!
grammamaggie answered:
Thanks so much, Gail! You just made my day! :)
smchalk asked:
lovely!! like the red and aqua together
grammamaggie answered:
Thank you! I was never much of a fan of red before I started quilting and now the red/aqua combination is one I am always drawn to.
a1angiem asked:
oh my gosh! that is stunning! the piping is gorgeous!!!! the quilting is so accurate and lovey. amazing job!!!!
grammamaggie answered:
Thanks bunches, Angie! I hope you'll have an opportunity to try the binding method - it was such a great sense of accomplishment for me when I finished!