so i laid this quilt top out on my seriously unattactive basement floor, i really need to look for other places to photograph stuff like this!
So last summer on vacation, i bought to quilt kits from a quilt shop in Williams Lake, B.C. with the intention of making my 2 oldest granddaughters quilts for their 5th birthdays, one on Dec 21,2011 and the other Feb 13, 2012.
and i got them both done.
the first one for Daphne is a ballerina theme, made of 4 large blocks and about 16 smaller blocks all with printed ballerina designs. the shop had also included co-ordinating ballerina fabric . man what a pain!!! the blocks werent printed on the straight of grain, and man i had someheadaches with it LOL plus being a very beginner quilter, I am amazed it turned out so well.
DH and I took our other soon to be 5 year old granddaughter Venessa with us in early December to celebrate Daphnes birthday early. About a 5 to 6 hour drive away in winter conditions.
My first time machine quilting, I did stars on the big corner blocks and a stipple design on the others, with a not so dense stippling on the border. I was in a time crunch and sewed the binding on by machine and i like how it looked. the whole quilt turned out okay for someone who really didnt have a clue LOL sometimes ingnorance is bliss :) she brought it with her when they came for christmas too so its getting well loved!
Venessas quilt for her birthday in Feb was a mermaid, theme, same idea , printed blocks, not square, swearing , ripping out etc. but perservered and got it finished in time for her birthday. Sadly i didnt get a picture of her with it before they left in March to go back home to Manitoba. They had been here at my DIL's parents while my son was doing a tour in Afghanistan from Oct to Mar.
so here is is layed out on our bed, really pretty colours in this one love the deep pinks and tourquises.
I did spirals in the large printed blocks and stippling with variegated thread in the pieced blocks.
In the border i sort of did circular stippling around the circle design of the border fabric. Venessa does really like it she told me !
Right before making these i did a flannel quilt from a kit from the same quilt shop ( i dropped a whack of cash there that day )
for Venessas baby brother who was born Dec 2 ( she also has a sister Ainsley, who will be 2 next aug) It was very simple blocks and qulted on the diagonal by machine. The backing fabric my DIL picked out in Edmonton when we took my son there in Oct when he was deployed.
I also made this tablerunner for my MIL for christmas last year. made from moda coins, i dont know if thats the right word, they were precuts , 2 1/2 inches by 5 inches , just sewed together and stitched in the ditch .