Thursday, June 10, 2010

Retirement Quilt for a Friend

I began this quilt as a baby sized quilt on Sunday. It was made from Half Moon by Moda charm squares. The black and white prints are way cool!  The blocks are sliced Nine Patches and then individually framed in white sashing.

Once I decided to finish this into a good sized lap quilt for my retiring teacher friend, I found some more black and white prints at a local fabric shop.  I bought a half yard of four different prints and cut them into 5 inch wide strips.  Then I pieced about half of the strips together and used this to add borders to all four sides.

The machine quilting is stippling with white thread.
For the back, I pieced the left over strip of border fabrics into the center of the white fabric.  It adds some interest to an otherwise plain backing.  The binding is white Kona cotton and is machine sewn.
I am very happy with how these prints complement the prints in the Half Moon charm pack.  I am going to have to order some more of these Half Moon prints and make one of these for myself!
My friend was happy to receive it.  I was happy to make it for her! (Barbara, enjoy your retirement!)


  1. lovely! Black & White combos are one of my all time favorites. You've done a gorgeous job, and very quickly!

  2. Your friend must love this quilt - it is so stunning. Love the black & white combination!

  3. I think I'm going to put a black and white quilt on my list. There's just something about them. Beautiful quilt.


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