So far, every quilt that I have made has been a gift for someone else. Don’t get me wrong, I love giving away these quilts and it makes me happy to see others enjoying them. But I’d also love to have a piece of my hobby and hard work for myself. So I decided it is time to make a quilt for me!
I was really drawn to Joel Dewberry’s Bungalow line and I bought a layer cake of it a while back but had never done anything with it. There are a lot of big, bold prints in this line so I really didn’t want to cut it up too much as I didn’t want to lose the designs in small piecing.
I found this Easy Bricks Quilt pattern from Moda Bake Shop which really fit the bill and looked like it would go together quickly. So I sliced the entire layer cake in half and got started. I love how the stack of fabrics looked together!
Then I proceeded to do lots of chain piecing and pressed open all of my seams (which honestly took a lot longer to do 84 times than I expected!)
But I’ve already been able to get the entire quilt top laid out! I’ve been making a few tweaks here and there since this late night photo to try to make sure the colors and patterns are balanced but I think it’s almost ready to start sewing up!
Is there anyone else like me who has been negligent in actually making a quilt for themselves?