I previously posted about the design process that I went through to start this quilt project. The quilt top came together pretty quickly; log cabins lend themselves to chain piecing so it only took me one day to get to a completed quilt top. I was sending photographs of the process to the customer along the way, too, which turned out to be a good thing! After laying out the blocks for what I thought would be the pieced quilt top, the customer requested that I change the orientation of one of the keystone pieces. Fair enough. After a bit of seam ripping and about 5 minutes, the fix was made and the quilt top was done about 30 minutes later.
Can you spot the difference?
For the quilting, I used a navy blue thread in the bobbin and alternated between a teal and navy blue thread for the top to keep the quilting as blended in to the fabrics as possible.
The backing is a super fun Riley Blake fabric that I absolutely love: Rocket Age Rocket Blast in Navy. I love the grid pattern, the nerdy orbital mechanics equations, the rockets… it’s just a fabulous fabric!
I have some interesting shrinkage statistics for this quilt. Before quilting, the quilt top was 42.5″ by 56.5″. After quilting but before its first wash, the quilt measured 41.25″ x 55″. After its first was, the quilt measured 39″ x 52.5″. At least, I think knowing how much it shrunk just from being quilted was interesting! 🙂
I used the Rocket Age print for the binding as well. How fun are these details?
OK, as you can probably tell by now, I had a *lot* of fun creating this quilt. It really speaks to my love of space age rockets and nerdy details. I cannot wait to deliver this quilt tomorrow. It was a joy to make, and I hope they get years of fun use out of the quilt!