Sunday, January 17, 2010

Take II

This may look like the same quilt as in this post from a few days ago, but don't be fooled! I had some leftover disappearing 9-patch squares and thought I would make another quilt. I added large blocks of the coordinating fabric that I had leftover to get it to the same size.
I wiped out the stores supply of the red ticking stripe and I was short about 4" to do the back in a solid piece. This actually turned out cute with a strip of scraps from the front.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Blowing Bubbles

This quilt was inspired by the Blowing Bubbles quilt from the book "Quilts, BABY!" The designer of the quilt is Marne' Cales.
Minimal hand quilting around the appliqued circles gives the quilt a soft and wrinkly look.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Disappearing 9 patch

First finished quilt of 2010!
This quilt measures 40" by 54" and was constructed using the very simple, but impressive, disappearing 9 patch pattern. I chose to make a more modern design by using 4 colors for the quilt top and then used a great red ticking fabric for the trim, binding, and backing.
I thought it was time I made a quilt that could be given to a boy or girl. Finding boy fabrics can be a little tricky at times. All of the fabrics used in this quilt were produced in Japan.

The red ticking has a great vintage feel to it and compliments the "boy" design.
This was the first quilt that I used free motion quilting to finish. I found that it is not as intimidating or daunting as it seemed.