Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Green with Tiffany

My latest quilt project was a commission quilt. The owner requested something done in Tiffany blue and and lime green. What great colors to put together!

I decided on a wonky log cabin block. It seems appropriate to make this more contemporary take on a classic quilt block, given the color scheme.

I spent more money that I wanted to on fabric for this quilt so I decided to use the leftover to piece the back.

Every quilt I've made for this customer has this phrase on the back. Special thanks to my friend Christy for embroidering it for me.

I quilted it with wavy lines throughout. I especially like the wavy lined borders which made the quilt especially crinkley.

Monday, March 19, 2012


I love it when I plan to make someone a baby quilt and before I even tell them, they put in a request. This was the case with my friend, Jess, who is due in April. She sent me this photo for the inspiration.

It turns out that I was able to find fabric to match the bedding. Good hippo fabric is hard to find! I was feeling a bit modern/contemporary for this quilt (which is reflective of Jess). I've never made something like this and it was a bit out of my comfort zone.

I finished the quilt in early January but saved it for Jess's baby shower which took place over the weekend. I couldn't attend but the Polack did and texted me to let me know that Jess was tearing up before she even opened the present. She immediately contacted me to say that she loves it and she's planning to have professional photos taken once Gronk (a temporary name for baby-to-be) is born. I can't wait!

Here's a close up of the quilting - straight free motion lines.