Friday, August 30, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
I made this baby quilt for my niece who is due to have her second child and her first daughter this November. Her son was born two years ago. Here's the quilt I made for him. For this one I made 6.5 in X 9 in rectangles sewed together using cotton fabric scraps in a "crazy quilt" fashion. I then sewed strips of gray flannel dog print to each rectangle. A darker gray cotton was used for the strips with a red print used for the squares on the outer edge. The finished quilt measures 40 in X 45 in.
Friday, August 16, 2013
I want to make it clear right up front -- I did not make this quilt. I only had the privilege of sewing on a sleeve so it can be hung up.
This lovely quilt was made by Connie Coenen in 1989 for H who was born in 1988. She is the daughter of a friend and colleague. This quilt is done using both hand and machine work. It measures 58 in X 68 in. There are many different type of fabrics used giving it a tactile feel in addition to the visual picture.
Here is a closer view of the center scene.
Friday, August 9, 2013
And here's the back. I used the “quick triangle” method for the “sleeve” to allow hanging.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Here are two photos to show the three dimensional forget-me-knots and leaves around the border. Instructions for making the flowers and leaves can be found here (pdf file, 3/2017--;link no longer active) and a photo of one being made.
And at one corner