Wednesday, December 26, 2012

1 year and 9 months later

It all started back in April 2011, when I told my Brother & new Sister-in-Law that I'd make them a quilt in celebration of their wedding.  After talking to each of them, it was clear that one quilt wouldn't do...I'd need to make two.

Thanks to two STLMQG Sew-In Saturdays, I was able to piece together a good portion of both tops; but then I got busy and these sat on my table, waiting for their turn at the machine.  Fast forward to about a week ago...Yep, that's 1 year and nearly 9 months later for those of you counting.  I was finally able to finish these up and just in time for Christmas.

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Here is the quilt that I made for my Sister-in-Law. 
Fabrics Used: Kona Medium Grey, Coal and various purple prints from my stash
Size: approx. 60" x 60"




 
 
The binding was a spontaneous decision and I really like the result.  It is Tula Pink's "Lazy Stripe" in lapis from her Birds & Bees collection.  Once I cut the strips, I knew I had made the right decision as it's quirky and looks sort of like woodgrain.  Well, in a strange Dr. Seuss sort of way, since it's purple. 
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Here is the quilt that I made for my Brother.
Fabrics Used: Kona Medium GreyButterscotch, Papaya, School Bus along with some Orange Painter's Canvas from my fabric stash 
Size: approx. 52" x 68"







I guess you can say that they are similiar but different, they both use the same Kona Medium Grey base, the designs both included "pointed"...triangles, and they both were quilted with the same meandering stipple stitch.

These will hopefully keep them toasty warm as the Winter months progress.






5 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Kristy, these are super duper swell. I am sure they were ecstatic with their quilts. Just in time for today's wintry weather. I love the gray backgrounds, bright colors - well, everything, really.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Your quilts always make me smile. Best wishes!

Lynne said...

Kristy, these are great! (And, holy free-motion-quilting, Batman!)

What did you use for backing fabrics? I like them both.

DKB said...

Love the gray, love the dark spots of gray, love the crazy binding, love the purple, love the fussy cut bird!!!

Casey said...

These are beautiful, Kristy! Your brother and sister-in-law are lucky! And I second Lynne's comment on the free-motion-quilting :)

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