Saturday, 6 April 2013

Mayelle and Owen's Baby quilts

I went to a baby shower last night to welcome twins into our Church family.  Of course, they both needed a quilt.  This sums up the activity here yesterday:


I did get both quilts done, labeled, packaged up and card written with half an hour to spare :-).  I decided to make an I spy quilt in a bit different layout for Owen:

There are lots of fun prints in this quilt and I used a solid Kona Cotton called 'kiwi' :-):

I quilted lots of straight lines into this quilt and also added a border with some of the half square triangles cut from the blocks:
For Mayelle, I decided to quilt up a Square Dance (Bits n Pieces pattern) top that I had finished a long time ago.  The colours were perfect for this little girl (sorry for the light in this photo...the colours were brighter):

I have been studying books by Angela Walters on some modern quilting techniques and figured this was a great quilt to try some different designs:

I was pleased with the way this quilt turned out and hope both these bright quilts will help entertain these little twins :-).

Emily and John's Quilt

My sister, Eva and I finally had a chance to deliver my niece's wedding quilt and have a lovely coffee visit with her in her new home.  This is the first quilt I tried using all solids.  The pattern is "City Circle"  from the book, "City Quilts" by Cherri House.  Eva picked out the pattern for her daughter's quilt and thought the colours in the top left corner of the Pumpkins Gone Wild fabric would be a perfect palette.  I sent the photo off to Pam at Mad About Patchwork and asked her to put together a kit for "City Circle" in those colours.  She did a great job and the colours worked well.  It was a fun quilt to put together.  The sewing is very simple and I also have a whole bunch of triangle squares left over which will have to be made into something someday :-).

The finished quilt...I could not get a really good photo of the whole thing in my sewing room:

I found a perfect backing at a local quilt shop and, of course, it wasn't quite big enough!!  Pieced some leftover strips together for a modernish back too :-).

Wishing you both a long and happy marriage keeping warm with the quilt Emily and John!!