Sunday, May 11, 2008

Quilt Queries Answered

Hi all!! Thanks for the nice comments on the CRAZY NINE PATCH QUILT! In answer to the questions:

This one is for Miss Sirryha....started as a little something to wrap her in at night when taking her in and out of the car....but now I see it as more of a playmat and all around "her blankie!" I can't wait to do a photo shoot of her perched atop this in the grass - blowing bubbles together!! The photos don't do the colors justice...they are VERY vibrant. And I decided against yellow for the backing.....going to go with the paler teals/greens for a backing and binding. Also bought some varigated teal DMC cotton pearl floss to tie off all the corners.....just to add a little extra texture.

Did not do any sashing - just stitched all the blocks together -- 5 across, 7 down. The blocks are 8 inch squares. (Started with 36 nine inch squares....as you cut and stitch the pieces, the blocks whittle down an inch.) I want to do an embroidered "made with love" patch for the back....but the quilting will just be real simple, since there is so much going on with the fabrics on front.

Note to self: it was so HARD for me to keep cutting down these fabrics! Felt like I was loosing the beautiful patterns....so either start with LARGER squares (so each section is bigger) - or - stick to smaller prints. Lots of options here, it was hard to decide where to stop cutting, but in the end I am happy with the overall piece now that the top is done.

Will post more pics when it is all done! Thanks for looking and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

9 comments:

Aimee said...

what a beautiful gift this is for her...she is a lucky little lady.

--rapunzel's stepmother's good friend

---miss you, let's get together after i get back from Disney- even just for a bite at K of P.

---also, you must get some kiddie sunglasses for little miss and take a picture of you and she in the glasses like Kal Barteski did with Pilot-- YOU MUST!

Aimee said...

meant to say, from rapunzel's stepmother's good friend...

shani said...

beau-ti-FULL lady. so very creative of you. thanks for sharing.

Jilliene Designs said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I am totally dazzled by your talent! I wish I knew how to sew!

stella said...

OMG so gorgeous! I need to get back to quilting. I bought a new sewing machine and it is sorely neglected!! boo!

Shannon Parks said...

This is gorgeous. I wish the sewing machine liked me better.

amy said...

that is gorgeous!! i'm very impressed!

Cynthia said...

Wow!! That is awesome. I want one:)Ah to be able to sew like you.

Aimee said...

hey, hey- leaving for disney soon and just wanted to wish you a great crafting weekend.

swirls and twirls, my love