Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sweet & Simple

Here is part one of the two quilts I'm making for a set of twins born to my husbands co-worker.

Mine is the picture above and below is from the Better Homes and Gardens Quilts and More Fall 2009 issue. It's titled Sweet & Simple. If you feel like making it, the instructions can be found here.

Hard to believe that it's almost the middle of February. There are big patches of grass everywhere and maybe 2-5 cm of snow in spots. Not gonna complain!

I enjoyed the process of making this quilt; it took a lot more time than I had planned but I learned a lot of new techniques. The Big Man has already stated that it's one of my best. The block is called a Churn Dash block.

I was apprehensive in starting this quilt because of my fear of the 5/8 th of an inch measurement involved. I lucked out that I had a roll of 3" Thangles that were the exact size I needed to make the half square triangles.

For the back I used a pink toile fabric from my stash that I absolutely love. I added a strip down the middle created from the front fabrics to increase the width. The binding was hand sewn to the back while I watched the Grammy's.

The best part is I created a design wall behind my ironing board. It's so nice not to have bend over the floor trying to arrange blocks and rows prior to sewing it all together. Nothing fancy, just quilt batting push-pinned to the wall.

My parents have successfully sold their property in Peterborough. Come May 17th I will have a live in staff consisting of a cook, cleaner, gardener and dog walker! -- Just Joking Congratulations Mom and Dad!