The quilt my friend and I put together is now completed and will be popped into the bag this week and given to the little girl.
Here's how the quilt turned out:
We had fun piecing the coloured blocks to co-ordinate with the rainbow blocks. And also the 'fun' of doing the calculations to cut the set in triangles! Phew, lucky my friend has taught maths. Anyway, I left the quilt with my friend all pinned in rows ready to be joined up. After completing the appliqued hearts, she very promptly (within a couple of days) passed it back to me. It was then up to me to find a backing - a sheet I had picked up that is proving to be very useful and versatile because of its large circles.
And here's just a close up of the stippling around the hearts and the spineless feathers.
When I mentioned to my friend that I would likely quilt spineless feathers in the white border she said: "Oh, couldn't you do hearts?" I answered truthfully, "Well, spineless feathers are much easier and I think they look rather like hearts anyway". She hasn't seen it other than a photo yet but she seems fine with it (thank goodness). Looking forward to seeing how the recipient and her Mum like what our lovely group has put together.
Then I went on to complete a quilt begun a couple of months ago in anticipation of a friend's grandchild to be born in April. As things often do, it didn't work quite to plan in that I hadn't quite completed the quilt and the grandson made his appearance a little early!
I had fun with this one which was one that Sarah made Here, that she called 'Place Your Bet'. I adapted to make the size a little smaller (50" by 43") and was very pleased to have all the fabric on hand in my stash.
Its a simple quilt that comes together quite quickly:
Again you can see the spineless feathers in the border, but also in the body of the quilt this time too. I think I may have to find another 'go to' pattern for variety's sake, but this one is really so easy. I don't know how you learn new patterns, but I spend some time doodling on paper first of all before giving the pattern a go on some real fabric. Then I progress to a quilt. Mine is all done on a domestic machine, my Janome that I'm very happy with.
The pattern on the green I think of as loop de loops but they also remind me of the start of a musical clef. The backing was also another sheet I had been given, this time very suitable for a new born, with cute teddy bears and balloons.
So this one feels like a win on many fronts - using up some scraps, a U.F.O. now completed, a gift for a friend's new grandchild and I'm feeling freer to move on to a new project, unless I really should sandwich and quilt up the 3 tops I know are lurking in my sewing room.....Oh and the table runner I need to complete to give to a couple getting married next weekend. Oh well, its all sewing that's what counts.
Until next time,
Your spineless feathers are so neat and even! When you have a motif that you can stitch so well, I say why not use it often? Both of these quilts are so darling, fun and bright. Great finishes!ReplyDelete
I love how your hearts quilt turned out, Lynn! The quilting and backing are icing on the quilt! And you are a whiz at spineless feathers!ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects, and those spineless feathers may make an appearance in the current baby quilt I'm quilting on my Bernina! Snap! on another account, Sarah's Place Your Bet, which I made as my first H2H quilt, yes a great pattern. Lovely heart quilt for the little girl; I know it will bring her extra comfort, both her and her family. Gorgeous quilting as always Lynn!ReplyDelete