Friday, May 9, 2014

FF: Northern Lights Quilt. (Again.)

This is the third time I've made Jaybird Quilt's Northern Lights quilt. You could definitely say I'm getting my money's worth from this pattern. And I think this might be my favorite one yet! (I have always been hesitant to use prints with this pattern, thinking they might look choppy with the half hexies, but OMG, I love the version using Arizona that Julie's working on right now. I totally want one for me, but that might also be because I'm really really excited about Arizona coming out.)

This is for a little bambino who is due two days before my own. His Mama and Papa know I'm making him a quilt, and I got a bit of an idea about their likes and dislikes. I had originally thought to make a simple patchwork quilt for time's sake, but ditched that idea because I knew in my heart I wanted to make them something a little more exciting!

I have to say, this pattern was much easier to piece the second time around, and the third time has been a charm. I matched practically all of my seams on the first pass, and I only ripped out and fixed a handful of spots.

See? Perfection. I need to get this bad boy basted and quilted, and while I could branch out and do something different, I really like the quilting I did on the first two, so I'll be echo quilting the vertical seams.

I picked up more of this Patty Young print from her Rendezvous line for Joann's. The colors go so well with the solids on front, it looks almost as though I picked out the backing first and went from there! I really love this print, so I'm glad to have more of it. (I'm also really excited to see Patty Young's High Society line for Joann's--when will my store get some???)

This makes my third quilt top finish that is waiting patiently to be quilted. I'm really dragging my feet when it comes to basting lately. I just don't wanna!

I'm linking up today with TGIFF, hosted by M-R at Quilt Matters.


  1. That backing fabric is perfect!

    1. It was one of those things where I was looking at another fabric and saw it out of the corner of my eye and promptly started squeeing because OMG, it was perfect! :) I'm so excited! It was meant to be.

  2. Awesome quilt!! LOVE the colors!!! What a lucky little bambino to be receiving this beauty :-)

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

  3. I really do want to see this one finished!!! I love bright colors!!!

  4. Love this pattern too! The bright colors make it so fun, I'm sure the recipient will get lots of good tummy time on this one! :)

  5. Very fun quilt! That backing fabric IS totally perfect. And I'm right with you, I'm starting to have a pile of tops waiting to be quilting. It's just not fun to baste!

  6. That backing is perfect! Love that pattern and the colours you chose, Audrey. That is one very lucky baby!

  7. oh I dislike basting too! It definitely makes me procrastinate in the quilt making process! Love this quilt - a great use for solids.

  8. I love the colors in this! I once bought gradient yarn that was supposed to pool into stripes with these exact colors. Let's just say your quilt is turning out better than that scarf. :D

  9. You could not have picked a more perfect backing. Did you seriously fluke it?? It is the EXACT match for your front. It's beee-u-it-fool. :-D
    E xx


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