it's already the end of february

and here is the first of this year's projects...

this is a quilt i made for my MIL and although it looks like it, it's not a valentine's day quilt - she LOVES red. while i was piecing the blocks i kept thinking about how individually they looked like starlight mints and how i secretly wanted to keep them for myself.

the front is pieced with red & white cotton prints i picked up from various vendors at the pacific international quilt festival i went to up in santa clara last october. the lattice is kona cotton by robert kaufman in sky and the cornerstones and binding is a blue & white with red accent reproduction fabric.

the back is pieced squares of kona cotton in tomato and a red batik.

and the last of last years...

i gifted this quilt to my grandmother this past christmas and i swear i have never seen her so excited about anything. nothing beats the feeling that you get with a reaction like that from something you made for someone.

quilt top pieced with frabrics from a batik inspired sweet treat fat quarter set by pincushion boutique and kona cotton in violet and orchid. the binding is also kona cotton in purple.

back is more kona cotton in ash, quilting done with a purple shade of g├╝termann 100% cotton thread.



still catching up with posting late 2009 projects...

halloween 2009 quilt.

quilt top made from one of the halloween themed sweet treats fat quarter sets by pincushion boutique and bound with black kona cotton by robert kaufman.

quilted with black thread and a wobbly stitch to keep it "scary", looking like spider webs (?)

back is also kona cottons. the finished size of this one is 32x49, kind of small for a lap blanket but i didn't plan much with this quilt, just kind of started cutting and piecing and before i knew it i had the binding on and i considered it might be a bit little.


playing catch up

...or is it ketchup?

2009 Holiday Quilt - finished

this quilt was done with the 2009 collection of Michael Miller FUNKY CHRISTMAS fabrics, and backed with Minky in Winter White. finished size: 38x52