Monday, July 29, 2019

April Showers {Finished C2C Quilt}

After getting this back two years ago, it sitting on a shelf (and then getting moved!) for 18 months, finally getting the final border added, and sending it off for quilting, my first Coast to Coast Traveling quilt is finally, finally finished!

This was the first quilt that I sent out and received back in our Coast to Coast Traveling Bee group (C2C). I originally made the lone star center and scrappy first border, and then my group members made all of the subsequent borders of this medallion-style quilt, and I finally added the last border this winter after our move.

While in my dreams I would have loved to custom quilt this baby from the center out with fancy flourishes and creative curls, I knew that with as many quilts as I have waiting to be quilted and with the size of this quilt, it would be a better choice to be sent off to the long arm quilter.

The quilting motif is a rose motif that I've had done on a number of different quilts. The backing is an extra wide teal dot print. For the binding, I was set on using red originally, but I found this super cute pear print from the Vintage Picnic line on sale at the quilt shop this weekend and thought it was just darling.

It is so wonderful to have this quilt finished -- it's been laid upon the guest room bed (seen below) and is a great accent for the very red room!

Quilt stats:
Name: April Showers Medallion
Pattern: None, blocks chosen by members of my bee and added in the medallion style
Fabrics: A layer cake of Bonnie and Camille's April Showers line; grey and white solids; additional fabrics added in by my bee mates in coordinating fabrics
Quilting: Pantograph roses
Size: approximately 85" square
Started: January 2017
Finished: July 2019
Future: Bed quilt to keep for myself

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  1. I'm glad you're keeping this one! It looks fantastic in your red room. What a super, collaborative piece :)

  2. I really love this! I've always been a bit nervous about joining a group like that, but WOW. It may be something to try after all. Your quilt is beautiful! And it definitely works well in the red room. Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday.

  3. Your traveling quilt group is very talented. The final quilt is gorgeous! I really love the border with the partial stars that match the center.

  4. Lovely finish! My experience with round robin type quilts has not been as pleasing but your is very nice.

  5. Oh, yes -- I remember this one well. It's even more beautiful now that's is quilted and bound. And all that B&C fabric ... gasp!


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