Wonderful Seattle Weather and quilting!

Seattle and the Pacific Northwest are beautiful with sunny skies and super warm days! The mountain has been “out” in all her glory !!!

My daughter-in-law’s mother was moving (it’s been a busy few months for our family!) so I made this throw for her as a house warming gift.

This fabric was in my stash and in one of the first boxes I unpacked. There was a center panel and eight coordinating fat quarters, plus about a 1/2 yard in an ninth print.

The first border,¬†sometimes called a “piano” border, was created from the eight prints.


fabric strips

These strips were sewn together, cut into the width I wanted and stitched together for the lengths needed (sides and top/bottom).

strip piece

strip piece

piano border

piano border

I did not have enough fabric for the outside border to go all the way around. Luckily, there was enough of the border strips to make corner squares. Quilting was a simple stitch-in-the-ditch around the center panel and piano border.

corner squares

corner squares

I chose a beige backing which was rolled to the front to bind the edges. She really liked the final result!

finished throw

finished throw

More quilts, bags and other garments to come in future posts!



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About Old2New Heirlooms

An avid sewer ever since childhood, I have sewn countless garments, pillowcases, quilts, and more for family and friends. My passion is Heirloom sewing (also known as French sewing) but all projects are fun!

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