Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Barn Raising

I made this blue and while quilt in a barn raising pattern for my mother-in-law. It is made up of almost 600 squares.

 I quilted it with white thread and a loose stipple all over.

This picture is a little blurry. I took it in a hurry before I wrapped it and it was too wet outside for a photo shoot. But you get the idea of the pattern here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Modern Stripes

This quilt was a Christmas present to my mother. I will be featuring all the Christmas presents I made over the next week.

 I used brown, tan, blue, and green. Colors to match her home.

 I pieced the back with leftover fabrics from the front and I love how it turned out. The result is a reversible quilt that looks as good on the back as it does on the front.

 I quilted it with all over stippling in a neutral thread.

Here is a full shot of the back. I had to get creative to piece enough together to make the back as I quickly ran out of fabric from the front but I like how it turned out.

And the reception was pleasing to all. Especially the dog!

(My trusty Brother sewing machine decided to give up the ghost recently. Thankfully after I had finished up my Christmas sewing. I will be purchasing a new one soon and will post about that later. )