Friday, May 31, 2013

R-burst Quiltalong: Finished quilt

My R-burst quilt is done! This is a "family quilt" - meaning that members of my family contributed pieces that were incorporated into the final quilt. Each of my sisters did small embroidery squares that are sprinkled throughout the quilt. It's headed to my 3-year old niece for her big girl bed. This is the third family quilt that I've made, each for one of my nieces. You can see the other two here and here.

This quilt was designed by me and the instructions are available for free here (scroll to the bottom for links to the assembly steps)

The back is the last big piece of an Ikea duvet cover that I bought in the children's section.  It made backs for two baby quilts and this twin used up some of the last of it.  So easy (no piecing) and economical ($40 total compared to $60 to do the same thing with yardage).  The binding is medium navy chevron from Riley Blake, cut extra skinny (1 7/8").  I love the binding.  Love love love.

But my favorite part is the embroidery squares hidden around the quilt.  I am smitten with the idea of my niece sitting on her bed and looking for all of her favorite ones. There are 35 of them to share, so that's for yet another post, sorry guys! 

This is the first of two quilts that I finished at the BAM quilting retreat earlier this month.  Soo much fun hanging out with everyone and so proud of what I got done while I was there.  It has been a long ride with this quilt (a little over a year ago I was trading scraps to get ready for it) and I am excited to send it along to my niece, who has been waiting patiently the whole time.

I'm celebrating this finish by linking up today to crazy mom quilts' finish it up Friday. Wahoo!


  1. It does feel good to get something finished after such a long time. I can only imagine how much your niece will enjoy having this for her bed.

  2. How fun, I'm sure she'll love it!

  3. Nice!! Loving the colours and also the binding. What a great way to bring a family together!