This quilt was for my mother. I made it for Christmas and it felt so good to see her so happy to receive something I made especially for her. Her joy made my heart sing, and then I remembered why quilting is so good: it is a way to give people love and care.
I read somewhere that quilters are some of the most generous people. And even though I would not dare say so about myself, I believe it to be true: generosity and love are a the core of the quilting process.
Owen's Olivia. I saw it on her instagram account, and then I saw a version of it made by Bijou Lovely. I was instantly hooked.
I thought it would be the perfect way to display gorgeous farbrics.
And what could be more beautiful than a fat quarter stack of Anna Maria Horner's Dowry fabrics??
I had these in my stash for 2 years, when they were gifted to me by my beloved man.
There were waiting for the perfect design to sing and shout their gorgeousness!
- I cut a 11" strip into 12 fatquarters.
- then I subcut each strip into 12 smaller strips measuring between 1,5" x 11 to 3"x11.
- I cut them with my rotary cutter, usually free hand , with no ruler.
- I did the same with the white fabric.
- then I pieced together the blocks: 6 strips of white, with 6 strips of prints
- then I trimmed each block down to a 11" x15" rectangle.
My binding is a green print by Carolyn Friedlander.
For the quilting I used a wavy line made with my walking foot (although my walking foot drives me CRAZY for some reason, and would never give me even stitches!)There is a fabulous tutorial by bijou lovely that you can view here
I luuuurve the backing! it is made of some True Color by Anna maria Horner and some gorgeous organic flannel.
Well I guess, it is time to close this year of blogging with some warm wishes:
I wish you all a creative and happy new year 2017!