Zach’s (Christmas) Quilt

Merry Christmas!  Yes, I know it’s January. But I gave my son an unfinished gift for Christmas with the promise to finish it very soon. (I actually think I told him I’d finish it the week after Christmas. Silly me.)Zach Quilt-1

Zach had asked for a black and white quilt to go with his black and white room. We actually picked out the fabrics back in August, I think.  I saw a fun quilt in Block Party – The Modern Quilting Bee , the Connect the Dots quilt, and decided to use that style for Zach’s quilt.Zach Quilt-3

I had all the piecing done and basted it and did some of the quilting before Christmas, but that was as far as I got.  I couldn’t decide how to quilt it, and ran out of time, and, well, here we are in January.  I finished the quilting part last week and was determined to get it the binding sewn on and delivered to him by the end of this past weekend. You know what? I did it!

I had some “help” with the quilting. Zach Quilt1-2(This is Rufus. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen him before. He loves to hang out right behind my sewing machine when I’m working.)  I ended up doing a freestyle zigzag for the quilting on each block, stopping at each circle to make it look like the zigzag continued behind the circle.  I’m not sure what I was thinking, as turning this oversize twin quilt multiple times under my machine was not exactly easy and relaxing.

Zach Quilt-2But, it is done. And he loves it!  Zach’s the one holding it for me so I could take the picture. Say “Hi” to Zach!


(Linking with Frontier Dreams’ Crafting On.)