Saturday, August 28, 2010

Quilt for Sylvie

This quilt is for the new baby of some very good friends of ours, one of whom happened to live with us for a good chunk of last year.  Luckily he was home with his wife enough to take care of business, if you know what I mean.
Baby quilt for Sylvie
I was really inspired by this quilt, made by sewing different sized wedges of fabric together.  I reined the technique in a bit to make these somewhat even waves.
Baby quilt for Sylvie
To piece the top I cut wedges of random widths but (roughly) the same length then sewed them together in sets of eight.  By alternating the orientation of these "blocks" I ended up with the waves.
Back of the Sylvie quilt
I completely guessed at the amount of fabric I would need and ended up with the perfect amount for four rows with three blocks left over.  I used the leftovers to make this arch on the back.
Sylvie quilt label
The label was made using this iLightbox technique and is sewn into the binding.
Sylvie back detail
I was all ready to send this out but now I think I need to share it at the next LAMQG meeting!

***And speaking of the Modern Quilt Guild, Alissa is just wrapping up a fundraiser for Action Kivu, a great organization that supports victims of violence in Eastern Congo.  Head over to her blog for more information and to donate.  It's a wonderful cause and you'll even be entered into a drawing to win some awesome fabric!***

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

A Winner

Whip Up Mini Quilts!

Congratulations to Christina! She gets a copy of "Whip Up Mini Quilts".

Christina said...

We love that you are keeping the robot chickens coming but nice to see you around here too! I'd love to win that book. The unicorn is cracking me up!