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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Back to the Fifties

I made this baby quilt for a couple at work who just had a new little guy. I asked what colours they liked, I was wondering if a quilt top that I had at home would be suitable. It turned out that the one I had in mind was totally wrong, they prefer colours like burnt orange, turquoise, brown, I thought, "Hmmmm, those sound like 1950's colours." I went home and looked on the internet, sure enough, 1950's colour pallets had those ones in it. I looked through my stash and came up with ones that would be suitable. For the border and binding, I ordered some 1950's reproduction fabrics for the border and binding from equilter.com. I like the fabric with atom designs on it! Next I needed to pick out a pattern, I found a good one in Quilter's World magazine, The Scrap Sensation, September, 2012. It was a bed size quilt designed by Christine A. Schultz,
I made fewer blocks so it was a baby quilt size. For the backing, I wanted to use a piece of novelty fabric that had pictures of old cars, planes and trains on it. I pieced it into the backing using muslin for the rest. I have lots of the fabrics left over, maybe I'll make a bigger quilt like this for myself.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Goal Accomplished!

Here it is, UFO #13 completed from the goal of finishing 13 UFO's in 2013. This one is titled, "Nobody is Getting This Quilt, the Blocks Took Five Years to Make". The blocks are hand appliquéd, the machine quilting is done in silk thread. I saw a quilt kit that had the polka dot fabric, stripes and flowers that I liked so I bought it and didn't use the pattern that was in it, just the fabrics. The appliqué flower pattern that is on my quilt came from a Fons and Porter magazine: "Fun Quilts for Kids of all Ages". The pattern was called "Daisy Dreams", designed by Cyndi Walker. I didn't make the quilt the way it was in the pattern, I used an entirely different configuration.