Lamar Quilt: The Baby One
This quilt was so much fun to design and make! I was wanting to make a quilt that predominantly used strip piecing, with a few extra quilty elements. Once I had the design I really liked and wanted to make, I dug into my fabric stash to bring it to life.
Buying fabric is something I have always enjoyed - and maybe a bit too much ;) My fabric stash had grown fairly significantly thanks to a couple of great sales, and I challenged myself to test my design and math pulling only from my current stash.
Once I found the 9 fabrics I loved together - I was off and cutting them into beautiful strips and then sewing them all back together! When I say this quilt comes together fast, I mean it! I believe from cutting to final press this quilt top was completed in an afternoon.
Then, the poor thing sat folded on a shelf for several weeks while I wrapped up a couple other projects and wrote the pattern. Once I pulled it down to quilt, I knew exactly how I wanted to quilt it - with simple straight lines and stitching in the ditch.
This is another reason this quilt would be a great quilt for someone just learning to quilt - very simple quilting looks great and really makes the pattern stand out! It would also be a great quilt to practice hand quilting with.
So, now that I have a new project I'd like to make without the time to make it -- a hand quilted Lamar will be coming sometime in the next 12-15 months -- I had better wrap up this blog post and get back to sewing :)
I really hope you enjoy the Lamar Quilt as much as I do. Happy Sewing!