Friday, November 11, 2011

Quilting Again

I finished up two quilts this week.  It's been a long time coming because neither one is very large.  This brick layer quilt was started last winter just because I'd seen these brick type quilts all over the internet and wanted to make one.  I made up my own pattern and I love how it turned out that the bricks are staggered in groups of two.  That happened by accident on the blue version I made first, but since I liked the look of it I made another in pinks.  All the brick pieces came from my stash.  Some of the fabrics dating back to the 70's, fabrics I received from Warren's aunt's stash after her death.
The backing and binding are new purchases.  It's hard to tell in the picture but the floral fabric has a light yellow background which I absolutely love.  The yellow and pink go so well together.
 
This quilt measures 35"x39".

The second quilt I finished this week is this tiny carriage quilt.  I found this pattern in McCall's Quick Quilts, May 2001.  I loved the quilt when I first got the magazine, but it took until this summer for me to actually make it happen.  Then I set the 16-patch blocks aside because I couldn't find the right setting square fabric until this fall when I was searching for fabric to make Amber's bean bag chair.  I just happened to run across this brown on cream print which I knew instantly was going to be perfect.  The pieced blocks and border fabric were all from my stash.  The setting squares and backing were new purchases.  I chose an ultra soft flannel for the backing so it would be super soft for a newborn.
 
This quilt measures 29"x33 1/2".
One girl quilt, one boy quilt!  Which one will it be?  We'll find out in December.
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5 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Both quilts are gorgeous!! I do love that pink and yellow back....mmmmmm

Ginette said...

Beautiful quilts!

Laura said...

I love loopy quilting! Yours looks very nice!

M-R said...

Congratulations on the new arrival for your family, Jen. I'm sure your new baby will love his/her new quilt when she/he makes an appearance. Both quilts are adorable! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

KellyS said...

Beautiful quilts! Congratulations to you and your family!