I saw this quilt showcased on Fons and Porter, and then later on my quilting forum. I showed the picture to my daughter Christina. She asked for a quilt like this for her baby boy who will be born in July. It is an interesting technique, and the amount of fabric you cut off and toss seems wasteful for a frugal quilter like me, but I'm doing it. I like the results. In the background you can see my ipad showing the quilt that inspired my daughter.
Friday, April 22, 2011
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Monday, April 18, 2011
Ask any quilter what's on their bed, and most will reply that they don't have one of their handmade quilts on their own beds! After many years of quilting, I finally made a quilt for our bed. We've been using it for the last year and I just love it.
I love the simplicity of this quilt, and the fact that it was made as a gift by a group of women with Angi in the lead. I believe Angi put all the blocks together. Angi is another very generous quilter who really enjoys giving. It was made entirely of scraps, and I believe they used 3 or 4" squares. That's it! Isn't it lovely! I used clamshells on this one, and added the "flair" part of the clamshells in random shells -- not every one -- but randomly. I think it came out lovely.
Vicky hasn't seen her quilt yet. She said she made it for a "guy" who probably wouldn't appreciate it. I can't imagine anyone not appreciating this quilt. I love the colors, fabrics, and really love the pantograph I used. I haven't taken a picture of the full quilt yet, but I'll do that and post when I get home.
Joanie made this quilt for a friend... as usual. I believe she used mostly scraps. This is from a pattern called strip search that our friendship group, Loose Threads, made for the month of January. I used a new pantograph that my daughter, Christina, gave me for my birthday last week. I just love it!