This is a cheater quilt that I made about 5 years ago. A cheater quilt is a quilt with a top that does not have to be pieced together. The fabric used for the top of the quilt looks like it has been pieced together, but is actually one large piece of fabric. All it needs is the batting and backing added and quilting can begin.
This quilt is big enough for a twin size bed and is hand quilted. I love the look and feel of lots of hand quilting so I quilted it very close together. I stitched around each flower cluster, all of the ribbons, and a grid in the background.
The top of this is actually a vintage linen tablecloth I purchased from a vendor at the Houston International Quilt Festival. I loved how soft it felt and I thought it would make a warm quilt. So I thought "Why not?"
The white border is actually lopsided, wider in some places than others. The left side of the quilt (in the top picture) is also faded where it was left on someone's table for a long time and the sun faded it.
I really didn't care about these imperfections. I thought they would add more character. The linen is so soft from years of use, but is still thick and sturdy. This is such a soft and warm quilt. I would snuggle up with it while I was quilting it (I am a lap quilter). Now it is perfect for cuddling up in while watching a movie.
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