Thursday, June 24, 2010

quilting season has begun...

For some reason, I get motivated to make quilts during the summer. 
A lap full of cotton and batting when temps near triple digits. Uh-huh. 
It doesn't make sense to me either but it gets things done. 
Last summer I did a lot of quilting and I've just finished my first quilt of this summer. 

This is my salvaged project from here
It's simple but exactly what I wanted.

I really love the back.

And I do love those little feet...

It's also the first quilt I've made for myself! 
(which explains all the favorite color)

I really just started with a blank canvas of quilted white Kona muslin and batting.
Then I did a whole bunch of appliques...

I added horizontal pink lines and a little bit of free motion quilting to give it a sense of movement.

And it's mine. All mine.

Joel Dewberry Mazanita
binding fabric escapes me...I'll figure it out and add it

Oh, and the dimensions are 69 1/2" x 44 1/2", what I deemed "couch-sized."
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  1. I absolutely LOVE this quilt! I saw it on "Life Beyond Stippling" and followed your link to your blog ;-)

  2. Oh wow! It is a beautiful quilt. I'm so glad it's for you.

  3. wow, this is awesome! great job!

  4. Someday I too will make a quilt...first I need to obtain a walking foot. :)

  5. I am so glad this project became yours!!

  6. LUUUUVE IT!!! So lovely and whimsical. Enjoy it.

  7. Beautiful K- so pretty and nice to see you are making for you, too. A good reminder for us all.

  8. That is very cute... it is always nice to make something for your self, especially when it can turn out that cute.

  9. This is a brilliant example of less is more.

  10. this is beautiful! It reminds me of a boat propeller underwater with bubbles.

  11. OOOHhh...I love it! Pretty colors and awesome design. Who would have thunk that I like something you like too. :)

  12. Such a great quilt! Just stumbled upon your blog and became a follower, loved the few things I managed to look at... I am a new quilter so always looking for new ideas and inspiration!

  13. I love this quilt! Thank you so much for sharing it. I bought a few 1/2 yard pieces of Hawaiian fabric a couple of summers ago and have searched ever since for a way to show it off. I will be using your idea.


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