Bangles Quilt

Bangles Quilt

I spent the last few days finishing up my Bangles quilt (pattern is from Sarah Fielke's amazing book).
bangles quilt front
I know I was a little disparaging about the quilt last time, and it certainly isn't an fast and easy quilt to make, but I am glad that I made it and would definitely recommend it.

If you are interested in giving this quilt a try, definitely check out Faith's y-seam tutorial.

I backed the quilt with one of my favorite prints from Lotta Jansdotter's Echo (which I recently got on sale for less than $6/yard from Fabric Shack, though I think I bought the last of it).
bangles quilt back
A couple weeks ago I saw this tutorial about quilting flowers and thought this would be a good time to give it a try.  It was pretty fast, fun, and fairly easy, so I will definitely be using this quilting design again.
bangles quilt closeup
I used pieced batting for this quilt and it was the first time I have used Pellon batting tape to join the batting.  I have tried zig-zagging the pieces together in the past and while it worked out okay, it was kind of pain.  The batting tape was much easier (you just apply it with an iron) and faster.  Hopefully I can make a dent in the giant pile of batting scraps in my closet :)

bangles quilt with backing
This quilt will be going to my niece when she turns 8 in a few months.  If you are have been reading my blog for a while, you might remember that I have been making quilts for my nieces and nephews when they turn 8 (which is the age in my church that kids can be baptized).  My husband's sister had twins and his brother's wife had a baby on the exact same day in 2005, so I have a nephew and 2 nieces turning 8 this year.  I actually already made quilts for the twins (here and here) so I am done ahead of time.  

You can see the quilts I made for my older niece and nephew here and here.  

finished size: about 53x57"

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