Wednesday, 15 May 2013

A couple of quilts

Here are a couple of my latest quilts. One is for beautiful Elizabeth, sister to my godson George; the blue one is for our friend Simon's new nephew, Ollie.

Elizabeth's quilt was from a book called 'Quick and easy quilts'. I think they wrote that title ironically, as it wasn't quick! It was painstaking due to the number of one inch squares that I had to bondaweb iron on to the quilt top, and sew around each one - it was very fiddly. But it looked lovely. It was the first time I quilted with a zigzag line, and it really brought out the squares. The design was fairly simple but looked really special.

I used a similar nine-patch design for Ollie's quilt, all in shades of blue. Personally, I don't like the colour blue much, so this isn't one of my favourites - but Ollie loves it apparently. So that's what matters.

With these two quilts I also enjoyed making more of the backing design, with a strip of stripes from the front.

I have another quilt on the go, a purple one for a friend's baby due in July, which I've done in another new design, a bargello squares design. The colours flow through the quilt - it's lovely. It will have a Hungry Caterpillar back to it (possibly a reversible quilt).


  1. Gorgeous! I am envious of your gift and quilting skills. Just lovely :-)


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