Two weeks ago I complete the first of my #26quilts projects. But, since the quilt was a gift, I had to wait to share it with you until after I had given it to its permanent owner. Now that the gift has been given, I’m super happy to show it to you.
Months ago, when I was first contemplating this project, I came across this Matryoshka fabric. I knew then that even if I didn’t do the 26 quilts in my 26th year, I would be making a quilt with these cute dolls for my extremely close and amazing friend, Jessica.
I originally purchased one fat quarter bundle of the fabric with 6 fat quarters and set out cutting 6.5″ triangles. I quickly realized that my initial fabric order turned out to be no where near enough fabric. So, I went back and ordered half yard cuts of three additional fabrics to fill out the quilt.
It took me a few afternoons to complete from start to finish, though it could probably be done in a day if I sat down and worked straight through. But I have to tell you, cutting and sewing triangles gets extremely monotonous – which is why I spent a few nights cutting the triangles out while watching Nashville and Smash. I quilted the triangles across the diagonal lines, roughly 1/4 inch from the seams. The backing fabric had to be pieced, and I failed to order enough fabric for the pattern to match, so I added a sash from halved triangles to separate the seams.