Monday, November 15, 2010
I haven't posted for a while, but I have been busy with a "secret" project.
It has been a long time since I finished a quilt!!!
This is the fastest quilt have ever made! Usually I post my progress as I make my quilts, but there were special circumstances this time. About a month ago a very dear friend of mine contacted me to say she was in hospital and would be there for some time.
I decided to make her a quilt. I wanted to get it made quickly (well, quickly for me!), use bright and cheerful fabrics and I wouldn't be posting about. My friend reads my blog and I wanted to surprise her. :)
I took my inspiration from several bloggers: the combination of colours alternating with white found in some quilts by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts, the use of bright Kaffe Fasset, Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs fabrics by Cathy of Cabbage Quilts and the straight line quilting by Jacquie of Tallgrass Prairie Studio.
I had a design roll of a recent release of Philip Jacobs fabrics, so I combined that with white and cut out lots and lots of squares. The only part of this quilt not sewn by machine was the stitching down of the binding.
Here is the finished quilt. It measures about 68 inches square.
Click on any of the photos for a larger view.
The quilt is bound with another Philip Jacobs fabric.
A closer view to show the straight line quilting.
For the backing I used a Kaffe Fassett shot cotton.
There were a few squares left over , so I included them in the backing to make it a bit more interesting.
I gave the quilt to my friend today. She loves it!! Her smile was heart warming!
My friend is a star patient and she is making great progress towards her recovery. :)
A corner of my garden.