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)!

1 comment:

Cristin said...

Really well done! I adore that collection of Fabric too... can't go wrong with AB! I have this book too and I'm just itching to make a quilt from it! I'm not one to follow patterns but how could I resist?