Thursday, April 28, 2011

Meet an old friend

In the last couple of weeks I was so busy - Pesach! It's a beautiful holiday celebrating freedom and spring. Somehow it evolved into a crazy obsession of cleaning and more cleaning. It even involves changing all your dishes, don't ask... total madness. So no time for sewing, quilting or blogging.

During spring cleaning I came across this lovely quillow (quilt in a pillow, an old favorite of the 90's, lots of tutorials in the web). I made it for my teenage son in 1994 and (except for a bag) it was the only work I finished back then. The cover is a traditional log cabin, and I think that even after all these years, battered and faded, it's still quite pretty.

The back is printed black fabric as is the border.

I really like fresh and modern quilts now, and this is so very traditional, but still nice.

Enjoy the spring!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunshine & Candy value quilt - finished

Remember this quilt? It's finished at last, and I'm very happy with the result. I named it "Sunshine & Candy" because it looks bright, sunny and colorful.

The quilt is for my lovely two years old grandson, who really enjoys finding all kind of surprises in the fabrics.

I used lots of different fabrics in this quilt (about 50), about half were from my stash, mainly fabrics bought in the 90's, and half are new fabrics.

The backing is Marbleous by Robert Kaufman (Blue batik). On the back I pieced some of the leftover blocks.

The binding is Its a Hoot Eggs in Marshmallow Cherry by MoMo for moda.

Batting is Legacy 100% cotton. It's low loft and soft and gives the quilt a wonderful drape, a pleasure to cuddle with.

The finished quilt measures: 49 inches x 77 inches (124 cm x196 cm)

I quilted the quilt with straight lines along the big diamonds, about 1/4 inch from the stitch. I bought a walking foot for my Bernina (quite expensive, about $120), and it made the quilting so much easier.

It was a real pleasure working on this quilt, all this bright colorful fabrics! I hope my grandson and his family will use it with joy and happiness!