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!***

17 comments:

  1. This is really beautiful! So colorful and fun :)

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  2. Wonderful movement and color!

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  3. This is great -- such a fun design!

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  4. That looks like it would be so much fun to make! Great job!

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  5. Another winner.
    You have such a wonderful way of piecing your quilts... the colors and patterns are always beautiful.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful. What a lucky baby!

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  7. I love this quilt! I'd like to make one of these, it looks like it was a lot of fun.

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  8. I just love this quilt! Would you consider a tutorial?

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  9. This is one of the prettiest quilts I've ever seen. I'm inspired! Your free motion is great too. I just finished free motioning a project last night and wanted my lines further apart but they still ended up more smushed together than I wanted.

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  10. This is so beautiful. The colors are very vibrant and I like the organic feel of the curves - not rigid. I also love seeing quilts that use solids other than white!

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  11. This is really beautiful. I love the colors and the lines. I am so inspired right now. I really think you need to make a pattern for this.

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  12. Liz! I love it!!
    I was thinking about you and this quilt the other day when I was ironing my seams open, and I wondered what ever happened to it...well, now I know! It's beautiful! :)

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  13. Jumped over here from The Way I Sew It. P.'s right, this quilt is fabulous!

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  14. What a beautiful quilt! So unique.

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  15. so cute! I love the patchwork waves

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  16. Totally in love with this. Totally and completely.

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  17. I love this quilt, particularily the arch on the back. Goregous

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