Freitag, 26. Oktober 2012

Blogger´s Quilt Festival Fall 2012 - Like mother like daughter

 Welcome everybody over from Amy´s site, and welcome of course to my regular visitors. Once again it is festival time, and I´d like to share with you something I´ve made. 
This time it is actually two quilts, two real cheapy quickies - blocks sewn in one day for each quilt, blocks put together for both quilts in one day, both quilts sandwiched in one day, binding for each one one day, quilting for each in one day (though to be honest, one isn´t finished yet because I haven´t made my mind up yet about the quilting pattern).

And cheap? Oh yes! I have always loved Amy Butler fabrics but never had a clue as to what to do with them. I admired quilts that used them but they are just so - well, I guess not me, neither the patterns nor the colours, but I just love their opulence. So, when I ran into a pack of three jelly rolls, 99 strips in all, in a factory outlet, for a mere 13 Euros, I bought them. The same outlet provided me with the quilt backs, 8 Euros each. For a long time I did not know what to do with them and spent a lot of time surfing the internet. I knew that I did not want to buy extra fabric. I found this tutorial, and it was perfect for the fabrics. And what´s more, my daughter liked the result (even though there were flowers and girly colours - not her thing at all). 
I made two versions of the quilt, one totally without planning, one a bit more organized. Anjie´s quilt has a flannel back, and she asked me not to do too much quilting, because of the cuddliness factor. 

Both quilts measure 110 x 170 cm. Thanks for dropping by, thanks to Amy for hosting again this wonderful event, and make sure to visit all the other blogs and see fantastic quilts!