Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Quilt 20 - Kaleidoscope 2

 I made this quilt in the nineties and had quite a lot of fabrics left over.
 In fact, already cut, ready for another quilt!
 I shaded them around and came up with the quilt below.
 I only had about 4 triangles left that would not fit. I tried being 'artsy' with the side borders. Not sure it worked but I did it anyway!
 Here is a close-up of the swirls for the quilting. . .and border. . .
and more scrap fabrics for the back! Even the binding was left from the nautical quilt in January which I think just gave a great finish.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Quilt 19 - Chevron Quilt for Ari

 My niece who is having her third child in February. Her colors are gray and white with a chevron pattern. After I bought all these fabrics for her quilt, I found the actual chevron pattern at two quilt shops. Oh well, I'll go with my own creativity.
 I found this simple pattern at Crazy Mom Quilts and it was really simple to make without having to cut any triangles. You end up trimming the edges to square it up!
 Here was the finished design. I tried many different layouts and chose this.
A little close-up of the quilting!! My niece loved the quilt and now it's time for baby Ari to arrive!