Friday, February 25, 2011


When my customer chose brown for the color of the backing and framing for this quilt I was hesitant. The quilt was for her mom and her mom's decor was brown! Soooo, out I went searching for something brown that would go with the colors in the quilt.

I found this beautiful milk chocolate color fabric with polka dots in all the colors that were in the quilt! I couldn't believe how the brown brought out all the pinks, blues and yellows so well.

And the white flannel in the middle toned the bloom down just enought. I think it came out very nicely, don't you?

I just know that mom is going to be thrilled with this lapsized quilt. It not only has blocks from her daughter's baby clothes, but also her grandchildren's baby clothes.

Something else I did differently on this quilt was to group the four-patch blocks by color as much as I could. You know, pinks with pinks, blues with blues, etc. I really like it better than the random piecing. Anyway, I'm very happy with this quilt. It's already on it's way to my customer. I hope she and her mom enjoy it!

Friday, February 11, 2011


This latest quilt is being shipped to my customer today, but I couldn't wait to share it with everyone. I did a couple of different things with this quilt that worked out really great. First, I used different fabrics for framing the blocks and for the backing. The blocks are framed with a creamy white fabric with multicolor dots that picked up the different colors in the garments. The back is a similar print with a blue background and multicolor dots. I also did a different layout with the appliqued blocks at the center of the quilt. I think it turned out kinda cute, don't you?

I had some clothing squares left over after I finished the quilt so I made the customer a little pillow cover that will go on a travel size pillow. I just sewed the squares together and framed everything with the blue dot fabric. It has an envelope back for easy pillow insertion and it's fully washable, just like the quilt.

I had a lot of fun with this new layout and pillow cover. I can't wait to start on the next one.

quilt front

quilt back

center close up
pillow front

pillow back