Monday, January 21, 2013

The Polaroid Quilt

This was the quilt that I made for Mark's Christmas present. The pattern is called Sunrise and made by Carolyn Friedlander, but I call it the Polaroid quilt. 
Let me state that it was by far the most complicated quilt I've tackled. It wasn't hard, but the paper piecing left the seams a little tricky to work with. In fact, after washing I've had to do a lot of stitching by hand to save seams that split apart. And in true fashion none of those tricky seams showed up until it was too late to repair them by machine. Although I know it was probably my rookie hand, I choose to blame the pattern and as much as I love the outcome, I'm not sure it's one I'd make again. Let me say that I love Friedlander--her patterns and fabric, but this was one tricky beast.

I love the way the rays work together and I love the frames. 
I used a couple different Kona greys for the sashing and back. Some of the fabric inside is my favorite Jay McCarroll and Kaffe Fassett prints.

It really turned out lovely (if you don't look too close) and Mark loved getting a bigger lap quilt to read under!

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