Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kitchen Window Quilt

I know it seems like I haven't been doing much, but I have been...really. I finished this quilt at the beginning of January but just haven't got around to taking pictures, as usual. I am still struggling at taking pictures of quilts. They just never turn out very well. Oh well, I have never claimed to be a photographer.

Anyway, I have been planning this quilt since I bought Elizabeth Hartman's book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork. I knew right away I wanted to make one out of my very limited scraps (a freezer bag) of my favourite Amy Butler Belle fabrics. That's what I love about this pattern, it really doesn't take much fabric and makes a good size lap quilt. This was super easy and quick to make. The cutting took me a few hours as I was not using yardage but very odd and different sized scraps. I just love how it turned out despite my problem with the actual quilting. For some reason my sewing machine was just not agreeing with me that day. I definitely recommend this quilt to anyone, especially if you have limited supply of a favourite fabric. You will be seeing probably a few more of these from me. I have one planned out for my mom and my bf has decided he wants his own quilt for the couch since we've been fighting over this one. His is going to be done in Kona solids which I think will look great in this quilt and still be masculine.

Thank you Elizabeth for this book. I can honestly say, it is the best quilting book I have ever bought (and I have a lot)!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

16" Lotus Pillows

16" Lotus Pillows
Originally uploaded by AmieJ Designs
These were made for my mom for Christmas. These were made from my scraps of Amy Butler's Lotus fabric. I was going to make my mom a quilt as well but I ran out of time. I'm will still make it, it will just have to be a" just because your my mom" present. I modified the block from Elizabeth Hartman's book A Practical Guide to Patchwork. If you do not have this book, you must go get it right now. Her quilts are stunning and the directions are so thorough and easy to follow. I will be getting a lot of use out of this book.