Saturday, 16 January 2016

A quilt for Kara

My granddaughter, Kara's quilt was finished just after Christmas and delivered before the end of the year :-).  I had tried out a bargello pattern using a layer cake.  The name of the pattern is "I Used to be a Layer Cake!" by Nancy Altsman or Black Cat Creations.  It looked complicated, so when a friend bought the same pattern, we decided to work together and figure it out. Two heads are better than one.  There's a lot of sewing in it, but it turned out really well.  The colours reminded me of my granddaughter Kara, so we designated the quilt for her.  It took quite awhile to find the right colours for the border. Here are some pictures of the quilt. 

 (Click on the photo to enlarge it for a better view.)

side view

amazing how this view changes the whole look

flower quilting in the border

perfect backing

quilting from the back

Kara got this stuffed doggy to go with her quilt

the finished quilt
the quilt matches her Christmas pillow

back of pillow


Wilma Pennings said...

It looks like it's moving, like waves. Beautiful.

Amanda said...

Kara loves her quilt, I should take a picture of it on her bed, though you might not be able to see it as well since her teddies take up half her bed! Her puppy is aptly named Snowball! <3

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Awww...LOVE that she named her puppy Snowball :-). If you take a picture of the quilt on the bed with just the puppy LOL, I'll add it to the blog.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt and pillow! I am sure that Kara and Snowball will be cozy and comfortable!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What fun movement the quilt has.