Friday, 22 May 2015

George's Quilt

This is another catch up post of a 2014 finish.  I made this quilt for James' lovely godmother, Emma, to gift to her first nephew George.

The fabrics are a bundle that has been in my stash for years from my very first trip to Festival of Quilts.  The back is an old Ikea print - I wish they still made these!

And the pattern is the very fast and very satisfying Disappearing Nine Patch.

Linking up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

Friday, 15 May 2015

Rachel's Giant Purple Quilt

This is the biggest quilt I have ever (and for the record will ever) make!  It is a very late 30th birthday present for my very patient sister.

I started it back here in July 2012 with this lovely stack of fabrics. 

Fabrics for my sister's quilt

And then I stalled.  In my defence I had got pregnant and then I had a baby and then I went back to work and then I ran out of excuses.  

Rachel has a king size bed so  this was going to need to be a big quilt so I decided to try Quilt As You Go.  And my verdict?  Well the positive is that it gave a beautiful finish to each block and made it look heavily quilted without the need to push an enormous quilt through the machine.  But the downside is it is hugely repetitive and just a little bit boring!  Luckily I loved these fabrics so they maintained my interest which is a good thing seeing as how long I spent working on this! 

Luckily she loves it!

This is my link up post for the Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2015 with Amy's Creative Side
Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and
Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday